Just weeks after the South Carolina House of Representatives eliminated the state-mandated notification of faculty and administration if HIV-positive students are enrolled in their schools, Governor Mark Sanford has called for a reinstatement of the policy, local NBC affiliate WIS 10 reports (wistv.com, 6/12).

According to the article, Sanford issued a veto message on June 11, calling for the restoration of the required notification. Sanford says that while he is an advocate for privacy rights, he, as a parent, would like to be informed if a child living with HIV or hepatitis C were in his child’s class or sports team.

Supporters of the legislation that would have ended notification feel that the current law discourages students from being tested for HIV.