Arkansas students barred over HIV speculation

The Pea Ridge, Arkansas school district has come under fire for denying three siblings the right to attend school based on speculation that they may be HIV-positive. The school found in its records that one of the children and their birth mother are HIV-positive.

Administrators informed the children’s foster parents that they would not be allowed back to school until they each test negative for HIV and submit the results. Two of the children are in special needs classes, and the Disability Rights Center (DRC) of Arkansas has taken the lead in advocating for all three siblings to return to school.



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