Monday, April 14, 2008

Teaching Moments (Adult Topic)

Sometimes teaching moments hit a little bit too close to home.

An 18-year-old student at Olivia's school is under investigation for having unprotected sex with one of his classmates and not telling her he is HIV positive.

He has not been criminally charged, but his medical records have been subpoenaed by investigators. According to those documents, he has been HIV positive since at least 2006.

According to two former girlfriends of the student, he had sex with one three times last year and had sexual contact another in December. Neither knew he was HIV positive until the aunt of the student told them after she found out last month.

Even though we believe (and teach Olivia) abstinence is best, we use these moments to talk about how situations such as these can be avoided.

I can't even imagine how distracted the kids have been the last couple school days with all the cameras & reporters around.


stacysews said...

Wow, 18 and already HIV positive! That is very scary.

Penny said...

It is indeed scary. However, it hasn't been said how he was infected.

carolynn said...

Adult issues are hitting younger and younger...