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The Education sector in Malawi has experienced a negative impact of the HIV I AIDS pandemic. Since the 1990's the education sector has registered an increased number of problems due to the pandemic. This study examines how cmTent human resource policies in the Education ministry address the impact of HIV I AIDS, explores the impact of HIV I AIDS on planning for basic education and the interventions that have been put in place to address the impact Data was collected from key policy makers and implementers in the Education Ministry using in-depth interviews and document reviews. The study found that existing human resource policies do not address the impact of HIV/AIDS. There is no specific HIV/AIDS policy in the ministry apart from the HIV I AIDS strategic plan. The study further found lack of appropriate data on HIV I AIDS, capacity, and financial resources as key constraints to effective planning. Finally, the study found no interventions to mitigate the impact of HIV/AIDS on the human resource