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Notice to Readers Publication of Updated Guide for Developing Policies For HIV-Infected Students and School Staff
The National Association of State Boards of Education (NASBE) is one of 30 national organizations that receive assistance from CDC to help schools provide effective health education to prevent the spread of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). As part of its education mission, NASBE has published the second edition of its guide Someone at School Has AIDS: A Complete Guide to Education Policies Concerning HIV Infection (1).
To develop the guide, NASBE convened experts in medicine, public health, education, and law * who recommended scientifically and legally based policy statements that local and state departments of education can use in developing policies for students and staff who are infected with HIV. The guide addresses infection control, confidentiality, and HIV-antibody testing. The second edition includes sections on HIV prevention, counseling and testing, support services, HIV and athletics, and community relations and provides a legal context for policy recommendations within the parameters established by the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration's infection-control guidelines, and the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act.
Copies of the guide are available from NASBE, 1012 Cameron Street, Alexandria, VA 22314; telephone (800) 220-5183 or (703) 684-4000.
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