2009. 22 p.
Authors: 
Obare, Francis
Birungi, Harriet
Katahoire, Anne R.
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In this paper, we use data from Uganda to examine disclosure of HIV sero-status in the school context by adolescents perinatally infected with HIV. We begin by presenting evidence of the existence of stigma and discrimination in schools from the perspectives of school officials, in-school young people perinatally infected with HIV, and other students. We then examine the level of disclosure of sero-status to school officials and friends by adolescents perinatally infected with HIV. We end by examining the reactions of the school officials and friends to the disclosure as reported by the adolescents.
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