An 11-year-old who received “regular blood transfusions” for years was diagnosed as HIV-positive, and later kicked out of a school in West Bengal 20 days after being admitted.
School authorities were reluctant to enroll him, and kept him on a separate bench from the other students, who were told to “shun” him.
Such discrimination is illegal, but officials have not intervened, despite efforts by local AIDS and health advocates.
“HIV-positive student thrown out of Bengal school”
Indo-Asian News Service, October 12, 2007