Guangdong Province to bar HIV-positive teachers despite China's non-discrimination law

People diagnosed HIV-positive are to be barred from becoming teachers in Guangdong Province, according to a draft regulation issued by the provincial education department on Sunday. The draft stipulates that people who are HIV-positive, and those who have other infectious diseases like hepatitis and venereal diseases, cannot be certified as a teacher, which would contravene national laws that state employers can not discriminate against HIV/AIDS carriers, an activist told the Global Times Monday.