Introduction / Obijiofor Aginam and Martin R. Rupiya ; Understanding the dynamics of HIV/AIDS and the security sector in Africa : an overview / Obijiofor Aginam, Martin R. Rupiya, Johanna Stratton and Andrea Ottina -- pt. 1. HIV/AIDS and the military : national and sub-regional perspectives: HIV/AIDS and the South African National Defence Force : anecdotal evidence from outside and within / Lindy Heinecken ; Policy, security and outcomes : HIV/AIDS and the Uganda People's Defence Forces / Charles Bakahumura ; The ECOWAS regional framework on HIV/AIDS and the military in West Africa / Ayodele Akenroye ; HIV and the military : a human rights impact assessment of Nigeria's armed forces HIV/AIDS control policy guidelines / Babafemi Odunsi ; Challenges to the regeneration of the armed forces : HIV/AIDS and its impact on the military life-cycle / Gerald Gwinji ; A civil society perspective on the Umbutfo Swaziland Defence Force policy response to HIV/AIDS / Nathi Gumede -- pt. 2. HIV/AIDS and peacekeeping in Africa: Culture and HIV/AIDS in African peacekeeping operations / Gwinyayi Albert Dzinesa ; The African Union and the HIV/AIDS crisis : harnessing alternative policy options / Olajide O. Akanji ; The Zambia Defence Force : considerations on peacekeeping and HIV/AIDS / Lawson F. Simapuka ; A disorderly resolution of an organized conflict : the military dimension and the spread of HIV/AIDS in Sierra Leone / Olubowale Josiah Opeyemi -- pt. 3. HIV/AIDS : perspectives on the police and prisons: Policing against stigma and discrimination : HIV/AIDS in the Zambia Police Service / Charles M. Banda ; HIV/AIDS in Cameroon : the policy response of the police / Polycarp Ngufor Forkum ; Policy challenges on HIV/AIDS and prisons : towards a Southern African template / Martin R. Rupiya ; HIV/AIDS among Cameroonian prison staff : response to a deadly challenge / Tayou André Lucien -- pt. 4. HIV/AIDS : gender and other emerging issues: HIV/AIDS and women in the Zimbabwe Defence Forces : a gender perspective / Getrude P.S. Mutasa ; Rape and HIV/AIDS as weapons of war : human rights and health issues in post-conflict societies / Obijiofor Aginam.