Thursday, July 29, 2004

Discrimination against Children with AIDS

Human Rights Watch has a sad report about how children with AIDS are treated in India. In essence, these children are being segregated and ignored:
... many doctors refuse to treat or even touch HIV-positive children. Some schools expel or segregate children because they or their parents are HIV-positive. Many orphanages and other residential institutions reject HIV-positive children or deny that they house them. Children from families affected by AIDS may be denied an education, pushed onto the street, forced into the worst forms of child labor, or otherwise exploited, all of which puts them at greater risk of contracting HIV.

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