Education/ Schools

Access to a quality education free from harassment is a right for all young people, including those living with HIV. The rights of HIV affected students, as well as staff, in school environments are governed by several laws, including the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), and numerous state laws.

This HIV Policy Resource Bank category includes statutes, agency guidelines, international documents, court decisions, and other materials related to the right of students and school staff with HIV to participate in school classes and activities without imposition of unnecessary restrictions or conditions.