HIV and AIDS is one of the major challenges to all South Africans. It is estimated that almost 25% of the general population will be HIV positive by the year 2010. In South Africa HIV is spread mainly through:
- Sexual contact
- Breast feeding
- Mother to child
This policy, in keeping with International standards and in accordance with education law and the constitutional, guarantees of the right to a basic education, the right not to be unfairly discriminated against, the right to life and bodily integrity, the right to privacy, the right to a safe environment and the best interests of the child.