"The Security Sector Governance (SSG) Programme hosts a number of projects including MilAIDS, which focuses on the mitigation of the impact of HIV and AIDS on armed forces in Africa. The purpose of the project is to inform and support the development of appropriate policy responses to the threat of HIV and AIDS to the armed forces of the African continent. The project also assesses the empirical data available regarding the relationship between HIV and AIDS and the armed forces, and HIV and AIDS and peacekeeping operations in Africa, and strives to develop policy options for the mitigation of the effect of HIV and AIDS on the armed forces and security on the continent."