TRIBUNJATENG.COM, SOLO – About 14 students suspected of having HIV / AIDS had to leave school at a primary school in the city of Solo, because they were rejected by other students because they were afraid of being infected.
Discrimination efforts on HIV / AIDS with local authorization were also "ignored" by the pupils' parents.
"We have carried out HIV / AIDS outreach from the Puskesmas and the Solo AIDS Commission (KPA), but parents still refuse," said the task manager (acting) the school director, as reported BBC News Indonesia, Tuesday (02/12/2019).
The parents, he continued, even threatened to relocate their children if 14 students with HIV / AIDS were not transferred to other schools.
After it was confirmed that they could not continue their education at primary school, dozens of students with HIV / AIDS did not follow any teaching and learning activities this week.
"In essence, the parents of other students are worried that their children will get HIV / AIDS," he said.
The rejection took place in January.
According to him, the students are students at the school since the beginning of last year.
They moved to primary school because the school location had previously been merged.
That is the moment when, he continued, the rejection of students' parents began to rise.