Education Rights and Entitlements of Adolescents with HIV: A Legal Guide for Clinicians. AETC Adolescent HIV/AIDS Workgroup.
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AETC Adolescent HIV/AIDS Workgroup
This presentation was developed by the Adolescent HIV/AIDS Workgroup, and its Legal Rights and Entitlements Subgroup, in collaboration with the AIDS Education and Training Centers National Resource Center (AETC NRC).
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Parents had a child who was HIV positive, and with emotional and developmental disabilities. The parents had voluntarily disclosed their son’s HIV infection to the school’s educational staff as well as medical personnel.
One of the other students in the class was violent and was biting other students and teachers with some regularity.
The teacher and principal were concerned that the student who was “a biter” could be infected by biting the HIV positive student.
Their initial response was to remove the HIV positive child from the classroom.