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ERIC Number: ED371432
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Nov
Pages: 19
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
The Management of AIDS in South African Schools.
Oosthuizen, Izak
According to the Third National Survey of South African women who attend prenatal clinics, 120,000 more persons are estimated to have become infected with Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) since 1991. This paper compares the teacher-student relationship with that of the confidential doctor-patient relationship, and asks whether a teacher should reveal a student's HIV-infected status to school authorities. Because no case law exists with regard to the management of AIDS in South African schools, existing legislation and case law regarding the medical profession are analyzed. A conclusion is that both common law and case law uphold the notion that the society's interests outweigh the HIV-infected individual's right to privacy. Possible solutions for AIDS management in the schools include: (1) attack poverty; (2) teach students sexual restraint and prevention methods; (3) uphold educators' responsibility to inform in cases of health threats to others; and (4) consolidate legislation and establish detailed departmental provisions for AIDS management in the schools. Contains 31 references. (LMI)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: South Africa