August 19, 2011
22 HIV-Positive Children Are Back at School in India
Twenty-two HIV-positive children who were expelled in 2010 from a school in India because of their HIV status are back in the classroom, The New Indian Express reports. The children were officially readmitted June 20, but did not start until August 17. The delay was due to continued resistance by the parents of the other children in the school who were originally responsible for having the HIV-positive children expelled. The situation changed only after officials conducted HIV education programs with those parents. The HIV-positive children are from Arias Home of Hope, an AIDS orphanage near the city of Chennai in the state of Tamil Nadu.
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