National  Education  Policy  Act,  1996  (Act  27  of  1996):  Draft  Department  of  Basic Education  National  Policy  on  Human  Immunodeficiency  Virus  (HIV),  Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs) and TB

DBE General Notice HIV Policy 5 May 2015

On 5 May 2015, the Minister of Basic Education published the draft National Policy on HIV, STIs and TB.

The goals of the draft National Policy are to :

  1. a) accelerate implementation of a comprehensive strategy for the pre vention, diagnosis, treatment, care and support for those affected by HIV, STIs or TB;
  1. b) increase knowledge  and  information  that  enhance  life  skills  that  can  prevent  the transmission and / or mitigate the effects of HIV, STIs or TB;
  1. c) inform the life choices of all learners, educators, support staff and officials; and
  1. d) increase retention of learners, educators, school support staff and officials in a safe and protective education environment .