This factor concerns with the extent to which people, groups, and countries consider themselves connected. Integration and unity is the foundation of peaceful societies that helps in facilitating and implementing policies and programs aimed at combating the spread and effect of AIDS. Where unity and integration is eroding, there will be difficulties in successful implementation of crucial policies. Issues of ethnicity, religious tension, and violence can greatly hamper efforts made and therefore it is important to create a sense of oneness in the society.