By: Chang Ming-hsuan and Kuo Chung-han
Taipei, April 29 (CNA) The Persons with HIV/AIDS Rights Advocacy Association of Taiwan (PRAATW) and other civic groups spoke up for the educational rights for HIV-positive students in Taipei on Friday as an appeal for reinstatement by an expelled student heads to court.
They were highlighting the case of a former student at National Defense University, called Ah Li, who was forced out of school after being found HIV-positive in a health test in early 2012.
The hospital that conducted the exam passed the result to the university without Ah Li’s consent, and the school subsequently held frequent conversations with him, trying to get him to drop out.
The school also required him to wash his bowl, plate and eating utensils separately and barred him from swimming in the swimming pool. [FULL STORY]