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NCJ Number: 120877 Find in a Library
Title: Someone at School Has AIDS: A Guide to Developing Policies for Students and School Staff Members Who Are Infected with HIV
Author(s): K Fraser
Corporate Author: National Assoc of State Boards of Education
United States of America
Project Director: P Mitchell
Date Published: 1989
Page Count: 35
Sponsoring Agency: Ctr's for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Atlanta, GA 30333
National Assoc of State Boards of Education
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Document: PDF
Type: Legislation/Policy Description
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Policy recommendations for the management of school students and staff who are HIV-positive address general principles for student attendance or staff employment, procedures for evaluating students or staff with HIV, confidentiality, testing, and techniques for infection control and training for school staff in these procedures.
Abstract: The suggested general policy is that infected students attend the school and classroom to which they would be assigned if they were not infected. Likewise, infected staff should not be discriminated against in their employment. All schools should provide a sanitary environment and establish routines for handling body fluids, as recommended by the Centers for Disease Control. School administrators should consult with the physicians of those infected to determine if any safety precautions are required to ensure that disease derivatives of the HIV infection are contagious through casual contact. In the management of infected students and staff, school administrators should treat all information as highly confidential. HIV testing should not be a condition for school attendance or school employment. Resource information, 19-item bibliography.
Main Term(s): AIDS/HIV transmission
Index Term(s): Children with AIDS/HIV; HIV antibody test; Public schools
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