ERIC Number: ED371881
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-May
Reference Count: N/A
AIDS/HIV Infection Policies for Early Childhood and School Settings.
Massachusetts State Dept. of Public Health, Boston.; Massachusetts State Board of Education, Boston.; Massachusetts State Dept. of Education, Boston.
This volume of policies related to children with Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) or Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) describes appropriate ways to guarantee students' rights while maintaining public health, and answers questions for parents, educators, and caregivers. Section 1 presents policy guidelines for infants, toddlers, and preschoolers with HIV infection or AIDS in early childhood settings. Guidelines cover the appropriateness of early childhood setting attendance, enrollment in a specific setting, restrictions, continued attendance, sharing medical information with child care providers, confidentiality, medical records, infection control, HIV screening, and consultation availability. Section 2 contains updated medical policy guidelines for children and adolescents with HIV infection or AIDS in school settings. This section includes facts about the transmission of HIV, guidelines for disclosure, and an overview of statutes governing disclosure. Medical guidelines regarding students who bleed uncontrollably in school and universal precautions for school settings are included. Section IV presents the Massachusetts Board of Education Policy on AIDS/HIV Prevention Education, which offers recommendations to local school districts on policies and educational programs to reduce the risk of HIV infection among students and staff. New guidelines for handling medical wastes in a school setting are included in section 4. A public health fact sheet on HIV/AIDs is attached. (AC)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome, Board of Education Policy, Confidentiality, Curriculum Development, Disease Control, Early Childhood Education, Educational Legislation, Elementary Secondary Education, Health Education, Health Promotion, Policy Formation, Public Health, Public Policy, School Policy
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers; Parents
Authoring Institution: Massachusetts State Dept. of Public Health, Boston.; Massachusetts State Board of Education, Boston.; Massachusetts State Dept. of Education, Boston.
Identifiers - Location: Massachusetts