The trials and tribulations of living with HIV/Aids in school
Although medical personnel always encourage people living with HIV/Aids to disclose their status to close relatives, guardians or friends so as to be accorded the much needed special care, teachers seem not to be considered as close since they are kept in the dark about their learners’ health. Reason? Because these learners and their parents are afraid of being stigmatised by the entire school community just in case their confidant (teacher) spills the beans. As Education Timesfound out, many students prefer to keep to themselves as regards their sero status. And a director of a secondary school in Nyamagabe district confirmed our fears.