Since 1999, the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) has been involved in HIV/AIDS prevention to reduce the incidence of HIV in foreign militaries through the DoD HIV/AIDS Prevention Program (DHAPP).
The Partner Military HIV/AIDs Program (PMHAP) is U.S. Africa Command’s program to implement DHAPP objectives. At its inception, U.S. Africa Command declared its commitment to support the fight against HIV/AIDS and acknowledged HIV as a potential threat to Africa’s regional security and stability by adopting the vision to “Eliminate new HIV cases in Partner Nation Militaries.”
The objective of PMHAP is to support capacity building and development of HIV/AIDS policy within African militaries. AFRICOM’s strategic security engagement objective is to assist African partner military’s leadership with reducing the yearly incidence of HIV in their militaries.