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Do public schools need to know if my child is HIV positive?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Not generally

Most public schools follow guidelines require personnel to use of universal precautions in dealing with blood products or body fluids.
Hiv is not the only blood born problem.Private schools will follow similar guidelines in most states. Most schools don't require disclosure but you may choose to have a single confidential contact.Bring your physician into the discussion if possible.

In brief: Not generally

Most public schools follow guidelines require personnel to use of universal precautions in dealing with blood products or body fluids.
Hiv is not the only blood born problem.Private schools will follow similar guidelines in most states. Most schools don't require disclosure but you may choose to have a single confidential contact.Bring your physician into the discussion if possible.
Dr. James Ferguson
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Dr. Javier Chinen
Pediatrics - Allergy & Asthma

In brief: NO

Please ask your HIV specialist on law and regulations passed to protect hiv-infected persons from unreasonable discriminatory practices.
This issue is more of social consequences than medical. Transmission of HIV has been well characterized and risk of infecting others is minimal provided there is adequate care and treatment.

In brief: NO

Please ask your HIV specialist on law and regulations passed to protect hiv-infected persons from unreasonable discriminatory practices.
This issue is more of social consequences than medical. Transmission of HIV has been well characterized and risk of infecting others is minimal provided there is adequate care and treatment.
Dr. Javier Chinen
Dr. Javier Chinen
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