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23 Feb 2016

KTN (Kenya)

Kenya: Video documentary reveals how Naramat Academy refused to admit boy due to HIV status; school denies allegations

"Stigma Academy: 12-year old Lemayian who addresses UN denied admission in school over HIV status"

...[A]12-year old boy...[is] the latest victim of stigma against those living with HIV. Elijah Zachary Lemayian was first introduced to the country after he gave a rousing speech at the United Nations General Assembly that earned him a standing ovation. But now a high-ranking school in Kajiado has refused to admit Elijah after learning of his HIV status. [The school denied the allegations.]