Policy 2.8.4

Human Immunodeficiency Virus

The Board of Education recognizes the public concern over the health issues surrounding acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS) and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection. The Board also recognizes, based upon the current state of medical knowledge, that HIV is not easily transmitted and cannot be transmitted by casual social contact.

The Board acknowledges both the rights and interests of students diagnosed with HIV infection or AIDS to continue their education, and of non-infected students and employees to be in an environment free of any significant risks to their health. The Board also recognizes that current law and regulations strictly limit the disclosure of confidential HIV-related information without an authorized consent form.