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Foster Care and HIV/AIDS

Fostering is usually for a short period so children are not tested for HIV before they are fostered.

When a child’s HIV status is known and the child is under 12 years, this may be told to the foster parents if it is in the child’s best interests, for example, the child needs special medical care. Adoption agencies are not required by law to disclose the child’s HIV status to the prospective parents.

(See: Foster Care)
(See: Social grants for children below the age of 18 years)
(See: Exemption from school fees)