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Uganda: Government Demands Students' HIV Status

April 22, 2013

The Ugandan Ministry of Education and Sports has required secondary schools to report the HIV status of all students, teachers, and staff in this year's school census, due on April 22. Schools received the "pink form" for secondary schools on Wednesday, April 17. Items required on the pink form include information on students, infrastructure, sanitation, teaching materials, learners, and HIV status. Francis Lubanga, Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Education and Sports, warned that schools failing to provide all information will lose their license. Another Ministry of Education and Sports official stated that the request is part of a multi-sector approach the government has adopted to fight HIV, a leading cause of death in Uganda.

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Comment by: liz (kenya) Sat., Apr. 27, 2013 at 4:49 am EDT
Is uganda hell bent on victimizing PLHIVS or what? I thought they were far ahead as much as stigma is concerned i'm shocked. After making the announcement about the students status what next? Are they their to deal with the stigma this child has to deal with in school have they prepared this individual for the eventualities. The only way to face HIv is education education education!!!!!!! starting with those teachers first

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