This page provides links to HIV/AIDS laws and policies of the following countries (updated as of 2 February 2010):



Afghanistan National HIV Code of Ethics of the Ministry of Public Health, 15 August 2007.

HIV/AIDS National Strategic Framework (2006 2010), 5 July 2006.


Law No. 9952 of 14 July 2008 on the prevention and control of HIV/AIDS.


Law No. 8/04 on HIV and AIDS, 2004.


Law No. 23798 of 14 September 1990 declaring the fight against AIDS to be of national interest.

Decree No. 1244/91 of 1 July 1991 promulgating Regulations for the implementation of Law No. 23798.

Resolution No. 105 of 24 September 1997 approving Regulations on AIDS and Perinatology

Resolution No. 1715/2007 of 7 December 2007 of the Ministry of Health [approves Regulations on the mandatory notification of infectious diseases, including HIV/AIDS].


Law of 3 February 1997 on the prevention of HIV, as amended in 2000 and 2009.


AIDS Law 1993, as amended through 2001


The Employment Act 2001 (Act No. 27 of 2001) [prohibits discrimination on the basis of HIV/AIDS and pre-employment screening for HIV].


Law of the Republic of Belarus of 18 June 1993 on public health.

Law No. 363-W of 20 June 2008 [on health care; contains provisions on HIV/AIDS].


Law of 28 January 2003 on medical examinations in the framework of labor relations.


National Policy on HIV/AIDS, 2005.


The Human Rights Amendment Act 2000 (Act No. 37 of 2000), 24 August 2000 [redefines a disabled person (now includes persons suffering from HIV or AIDS)].


National Monitoring and Evaluation Guidelines for STI, HIV and AIDS control activities in Bhutan, April 2008.


National Strategic Plan for the Prevention and Control of STIs and HIV and AIDS, 2008.


Prevention of Mother to Child Transmission (PMTCT) Guideline, 2008.


Law No. 3729 of 8 August 2007, Law for the Prevention of HIV/AIDS, the Protection of Human Rights, and Integral Multidisciplinary Care of Persons Who Live with HIV/AIDS.

Supreme Decree No. 0213 of 22 July 2009 [prohibits discrimination in contracting and recruiting employees on the basis of infection with HIV].

Ministerial Resolution No. 0668 of 30 August 2007, Ministry of Health and Sport [guarantees access to universal health care for all persons and prohibits discriminatory treatment or denial of treatment based on status as a sex worker or a person living with HIV/AIDS].


Ministerial Resolution No. 0711 of the Ministry of Health and Sports, 27 November 2002 [Regulations for the Prevention and Surveillance of HIV/AIDS in Bolivia].


Botswana National Policy on HIV/AIDS, 17 November 1993.

National HIV/AIDS Treatment Guidelines : 2008 Version, 1 November 2008.

National Industrial Relations Code of Good Practice, 23 August 2002 [prohibits discrimination against persons with AIDS and HIV testing as a requirement for employment and contains other provisions on HIV/AIDS].


Policy on HIV/AIDS in the Workplace, December 2003.


Law No. 9313 of 13 November 1996 on the free distribution of medicine to HIV carriers and AIDS patients.

Law No. 7670 of 8 September 1988 extending specified benefits to AIDS carriers.

Order No. 5/VS the Ministry of Health of 22 February 2006 [notification of HIV/AIDS].

Resolution No. INSS/DC/89 of 5 April 2002 of the National Institute of Social Security [approves technical rules on employment disability with respect to HIV/AIDS benefits].


Resolution No. 144 of 29 July 1994 amending Regulations for the implementation of the Law on public health, promulgated by Resolution No. 23 of 1974 .

Order No. 4 of 2 April 1992 of the Minister of health on the conditions and procedures governing testing for infection by the immunodeficiency virus [summary] .


Law No. 30-2008/AN of 19 June 2008 [fights HIV/AIDS and protect the rights of persons living with HIV/AIDS].


Law No. 19/VII/2007 of 26 November 2007 [on the prevention, treatment, and control of HIV/AIDS].


Law No. 006/PR/2002 of 15 April 2002, on the promotion of reproductive health [criminalizes the know transmission of HIV].


Law No. 019/PR/2007 of 15 November 2007 [measures to fight HIV/AIDS/STIs and to protect the rights of persons living with HIV/AIDS].


Law No. 19779 of 4 December 2001 establishing rules on HIV and creating a subsidy for catastrophic illnesses.

Exempt Resolution No. 371 of 2 February 2001 [on HIV testing].

Decree No. 182 of 10 August 2005 [testing].


Order No. 15 of 12 August 1991 of the Ministry of health promulgating measures on the prevention and tretment of venereal diseases.

Decree No. 17 of 6 December 1991 of the Ministry of Public Health promulgating measures for the implementation of the Law of the People's Republic of China on the prevention and treatment of communicable diseases.

Certain Regulations on the Monitoring and Control of AIDS, 14 January 1988.

The Employment Promotion Law (Order No. 70), 30 August 2007 [prohibits refusing to employ a job candidate on the basis that he/she is a carrier of any infectious pathogen].


Order No. 96 of the General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine on Measures for the Prevention and Treatment of AIDS at Ports, 30 May 2007.


The Action Plan of Shanghai Municipality for the Containment and Prevention/Treatment of AIDS (2006-2010).


National Strategic Plan Against AIDS, 2002-2006, 28 February 2002.

National Strategic Plan to Fight AIDS (2006-2010).

Procedures, Rules, and Directives for the Care of Persons who Live with HIV, 2005.


Regulations for the Functioning of Anonymous and Voluntary HIV/AIDS Counseling and Testing Centers.


Counseling on STIs, HIV, and AIDS, Directives and Basic Procedures, 2004.


Regulations of 1 March 1999 on AIDS prevention


HIV Infection Control and Patient Rights Protection Act, 11 July 2007.

Enforcement Rules of the AIDS Prevention and Control Act, as amended through 19 April 2006.

Announcement No. 970118-1 of the Department of Health of the Executive Yuan, 18 January 2008 [on HIV testing].


Regulations Governing Reporting by Medical Personnel upon Detection of HIV Infections, 25 March 2008.


Regulations Governing Payments for Costs for Laboratory Testing, Prevention and Treatment of HIV, 16 June 2008.


Decree No. 1543 of 12 June 1997 regulating the management of infection with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), acquird immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) and other sexually transmitted diseases.

Law No. 1220 of 16 July 2008 [amends the Penal Code with respect to knowingly putting others at risk of HIV infection].


Decree No. 95-124PR of 8 August 1995, the Public Health Code [contains provisions on HIV/AIDS].


Law No. 08/011 of 14 July 2008 [on the rights of persons living with HIV/AIDS and affected persons].

Law No. 09/001 of 10 January 2009 on the protection of children [prohibits deliberately infecting a child with an incurable sexually transmitted disease such as HIV/AIDS].


Law No. 06/018 of 20 July 2006 [amends the Penal Code to create the crime of deliberately infecting another person with a sexually transmitted disease].


Law No. 7771, General Law on HIV/AIDS of 29 April 1998.

Decree No. 27894-S of 3 June 1999, Regulation to the General Law on HIV/AIDS.

Decree No. 33746 of 29 March 2007 [amends the above Decree].


Law on the protection of the population from infectious diseases, 18 July 2007 contains provisions on HIV/AIDS].


Resolution No. 13 of 24 July 1997 of the Ministry of Labor and Social Security [Regulations on the System of Ambulatory Care for HIV Carriers and Person Suffering with AIDS].


Decree No. 2003-0049/PR/MEF/MS of 22 March 2003 instituting an institutional framework for the fight against AIDS, malaria, and tuberculosis.

Law No. 48/AN/994th of 3 July 1999, setting forth the Orientation of Health Policy [on the prevention of AIDS].

Decree No. 2008-0182/PR/MS of 24 July 2008 [on voluntary HIV/AIDS testing in Djibouti].


Law No. 196/AN/07/5th L of 16 July 2007 [creates a Solidarity Fund for orphans and children affected by HIV/AIDS].


Law No. 55-93 of 31 Dec 1993 establishing the notification of public health authorities of all matters relating to living or deceased persons who have been infected with the AIDS virus [deals with other HIV/AIDS issues as well].

National Rules on Reproductive Health, July 2004, of the Secretariat of State for Public Health and Social Assistance [contains provisions on persons infected with HIV].


Constitution, 28 September 2008 [contains provisions on equality regardless of HIV infection].

Law on Prevention and Integral Care with respect to HIV/AIDS, 2 December 1999.


Accord No. 00398 of 13 July 2006 of the Ministry of Labor and Employment [rules on treatment of HIV/AIDS in the workplace].


National Guidelines for Voluntary HIV Testing and Counseling, 2004.


Decree No. 107/2006 of 20 November 2006.


Decree No. 588 of 24 October 2001, as amended through Decree-Law No. 1016 of 10 October 2002 [on the prevention of HIV].

Decree No. 53 of 25 May 1993 promulgating Regulations for the investigation, prevention, and control of acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS).


Communicable Diseases Prevention and Control Act, 12 February 2003.


Proclamation No. 276/2002, 11 June 2002 [establishing a National HIV/AIDS Prevention and Control Council].


Labour (Amendment) Proclamation, Proclamation No. 494/2006, 29 June 2006 [amends the Labour Proclamation No. 277/2003 to provide that an employee who terminates employment on his or her own initiative because of HIV/AIDS is entitled to severance pay].


Employment Relations Promulgation 2007, 1 October 2007 [prohibits discrimination based on real or perceived HIV status].

HIV/TB Surveillance Policy, April 2006.

National Code of Practice for HIV/AIDS in the Workplace, 2008.


Regulations of 30 December 2008 [contains provisions on the notification of HIV].


Regulations of 13 December 2007 [contains provisions on the notification of HIV].


Labour Act, 2007 (Act No. 5 of 2007), 17 October 2007 [prohibits discrimination based on actual, perceived, or suspected HIV status].


Action Plan to implement the Strategy of the Federal Government to fight HIV/AIDS, 2007.


Ghana AIDS Commission Act, 2002 (Act No. 613), 16 January 2002.

National Workplace HIV/AIDS Policy, December 2004.


Law No. 2005/025/AN of 22 November 2005.


Decree No. 9-2009 of 18 February 2009 [criminalizes knowingly exposing another person to a sexually transmitted infection].


National HIV and AIDS Workplace Policy, 2009.


Decree No. 147-99 of 9 September 1999 approving the General Law on HIV/AIDS.

Accord No. 009 of 15 May 2003 [Regulations to Decree No. 149-99].


Decree No. 63/1997 of 21 December 1997 [on the notification of HIV/AIDS].


Decree No. 18/1998 of 3 June 1998 [on the prevention and control of infectious diseases, including HIV/AIDS].


Decree No. 18/2002 of 28 December 2002 [on the prevention and control of HIV/AIDS].


Act No. 161 of 1997 [on health; contains provisions on HIV/AIDS].


Regulation No. 420/2008 of 18 April 2008 [contains provisions on the reporting of HIV].


An Action Plan for Blood Safety, 2003

National Blood Policy, 2000.

National AIDS Prevention and Control Policy, 2003.


Decree No. 9/KEP/MENKO/KESRA/VI/1994 concerning the National Strategy of Combating AIDS in Indonesia, 6 June 1994 .

Decree of the Minister of Manpower and Transmigration on HIV/AIDS Prevention and Control in the Workplace, 28 April 2004.


Law No. 135 of 5 June 1990 establishing a programme of urgent interventions for the prevention and control of AIDS.


The Public Health (Class 1 Notifiable Diseases) Order, 2003, 4 November 2003 [classifies AIDS/ HIV as a class 1 notifiable disease].

National HIV/AIDS Policy, May 2005.


Law of 1 February 2009 [imposes a tax on all airplane tickets to support the fight against HIV].


Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan of 5 October 1994 on the prevention of AIDS.

Law No. 172 of 7 July 2006 [amends the above Law].

Resolution No. 1207 of 14 September 2001, Program to Counteract the AIDS Epidemic in the Republic of Kazakhstan for 2001-2005.

Public Health Code, 18 September 2009.


National Condom Policy and Strategy, September 2001.


HIV and AIDS Prevention and Control Act, 2006 (Act No. 14 of 2006), 30 December 2006.


Employment Act, 2007 (Act No. 11 of 2007), 22 October 2007 [prohibits discrimination based on HIV status].




Law on HIV/AIDS, 27 June 2005.


Law No. 91 of 25 June 2007 [contains provisions on criminal responsibility for HIV infection].


Labor Law, 16 January 2007 [provides that each labor unit may require a medical certificate from applicants for work to ensure that they do not suffer from a serious communicable disease and may reject an application where the applicant has a serious communicable disease].


Cabinet Regulation No. 7 of 5 January 1999 [registration of infectious diseases, including HIV/AIDS].

Cabinet regulation No. 628 of 4 November 2003 [restriction of the spread of HIV/AIDS and treatment].

Law on Sexual and Reproductive Health Law of 19 February 2002, as amended through 29 January 2004 [contains provisions on HIV/AIDS].


Guidelines to Prevent Mother to Child Transmission of HIV, June 2004.


Labour Code (Amendment) Act, 2006 (Act No. 6 of 2006) [amends the Labour Code to insert a new Part XXA on HIV and AIDS and employment].


National Strategic Plan to Fight AIDS, 2001-2006, October 2002.



Code of Practice on Prevention and Management of HIV/AIDS at the workplace, Department of Occupational Safety and Health, Ministry of Human Resources, 2001.




Law No. 06-028 of 29 June 2006.


Decree No. 05-147 of 31 March 2005 [benefits for people suffering from AIDS].


Decree No. 05-546/P-RM of 20 December 2005 [on AIDS testing centers].


Decree No. 07-165/P-RM of 23 May 2007 [on notification of HIV/AIDS].


Declaration of the Policy on the Fight against HIV/AIDS in Mali, 7 April 2004.



Communicable Diseases Prevention and Control Act 1988.


HIV and AIDS Act 2006, 3 August 2007.

The HIV and AIDS (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2008 (Act No. 1 of 2008), 12 April 2008 [amends the above Act].


Employment Rights Act 2008 (Act No. 33 of 2008), 19 September 2008 [prohibits discrimination based on HIV status].


HIV and AIDS (Collection, Storage and Disposal of Used Syringes and Needles) Regulations 2007, 24 August 2007.


Official Mexican Regulation NOM-010-SSA2-1993 on the prevention and control of HIV infection, as amended through 16 March 2000.

Official Mexican Regulations NOM-039-SSA2 of 24 January 2003 on the prevention and control of sexually transmitted infections.


Law No. 23-XVI of 16 February 2007 on prevention and control of HIV/AIDS.


Law on AIDS prevention, 2004.

National Strategy to respond to AIDS, 2003.


Law No. 5/2002 of 5 February 2002 on non-discrimination in the workplace against workers or candidates for employment who are HIV/AIDS carriers.

Ministerial Order No. 183-A/2001 of 18 December 2001 of the Ministry of Health [rules for the Organization of the National Health Services for the care and treatment of persons living with HIV/AIDS and the guiding principles for the treatment patients with HIV/AIDS infection].


Namibian HIV/AIDS Charter of Rights, 11 December 2000.

Guidelines for implementation of the National Code on HIV/AIDS in employment, 18 March 1998


Guidelines for the Clinical Management of HIV and AIDS, 2001.


Guideline for Counselling of HIV/AIDS and Sexually Transmitted Diseases, 2001.


Labour Act, 2007 (Act No. 11 of 2007), 21 December 2007 [prohibits discrimination on the basis of AIDS or HIV status].


Act to Amend Some Nepal Acts for Maintaining Gender Equality, 2063 (2006) [provides that whoever commits rape having the knowledge that he has been infected by HIV shall be liable to a punishment of imprisonment of one year in addition to penalties imposed for committing rape].


Law No. 238 of 14 October 1996, Law on the Promotion, Protection, and Defense of Human Rights in the Face of AIDS.

Legislative Decree No. 2378 of 20 October 1999 [Regulations to Law No. 238].


Law No. 2007-08 of 30 April 2007 [on the prevention, management, and control of HIV].

Law on reproductive health in Niger, 2006 [prohibits the intentional transmission of HIV/AIDS and contains other provisions on HIV/AIDS].


National Workplace Policy on HIV/AIDS, April 2005.


Law No. 69 of 19 June 2009 [authorizes municipalities to establish premises for the injection of drugs]

Regulations No. 168 of 13 February 2009 [mandate the reporting of HIV/AIDS].


Ministerial Resolution No. 1 of 19 January 1990 of the Ministry of Health on the National Programme for the Prevention of Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS).


Law No. 3 of 5 January 2000 on sexually transmitted diseases, HIV, and AIDS.


Law and Justice Gender Strategy, 2005 [contains provisions on HIV/AIDS].


Law No. 26626 of 19 June 1996 giving the Ministry of Health responsibility for formulating a national Plan to Fight HIV/AIDS and sexually transmitted diseases.

Supreme Decree No. 004-97-SA of 17 June 1997 approving Regulations to Law No. 26626, relating to achieving the objectives of the National Plan against AIDS.

Ministerial Resolution No. 376-2008-TR of 28 November 2008 of the Ministry of Labor and the Promotion of Employment [approves National Measures to address HIV/AIDS in the workplace].

Supreme Decree No. 004-2209-SA of 27 March 2009 sets forth the list of medicaments to treat HIV that are exempt form taxes and duties.


Republic Act No. 8504, Philippines AIDS Prevention and Control Act of 1998, 13 February 1998.

Rules and Regulations Implementing the Philippines AIDS Prevention and Control Act of 1998, 13 April 1998.


Administrative Order No. 2009-2006 of 13 January 2009 of the Department of Health on Guidelines on Antiretroviral Therapy (ART) among Adults and Adolescents with Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) Infection.


Administrative Order No. 2008-0022 of 8 August 2008 of the Department of Health sets forth Policies and Guidelines in the Collaborative Approach of TB and HIV Prevention and Control.


Administrative Order No. 2009-0016 of 20 May 2009 of the Department of Health sets forth Policies and Guidelines on the Prevention of Mother to Child Transmission (PMTCT) of the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV). The Order is designed to be used by health care providers nationwide. It describes the different components of PMTCT at all levels of health care and defines the rules and responsibilities of the Department of Health offices and other agencies in the implementation of the Guidelines.


Act of 5 December 2008 [requires the notification of HIV/AIDS and contains additional provisions on HIV/AIDS].


Law No. 3/2007 of 16 January 2007 [needle exchange for prisoners].


Law No. 7/2009 of 12 February 2009, the Labor Code [prohibits discrimination based on a chronic disease].


Order No. 1201 of 16 October 1990 of the Ministry of Health on epidemiological surveillance, prevention of infection, and the provision of medical care to persons infected by the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV).

Law No. 584/2002 of 29 October 2002 on measures to prevent the spread of AIDS in Romania and to protect persons infected with HIV or suffering from AIDS.


Regulation of 24 November 2004 [on the responsibilities of various government agencies with respect to measures to prevent the spread of HIV/AIDS and protect persons living with the illness].


Penal Code, 17 July 2009 [prohibits the transmission of HIV].


Federal Law No. 38 of 30 March 1995 on the prevention of the spread in the Russian Federation of the disease caused by the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV infection).


National Strategy for the Fight against HIV/AIDS, 2005.


The Prevention and Control of HIV and AIDS Act, 2007, 15 June 2007.

Guidelines for Voluntary Confidential Counselling and Testing in Sierra Leone of the Ministry of Health and Sanitation, August 2003.


Infectious Diseases Act [Part IIIA: Control of AIDS and HIV Infection].

Infectious Diseases (Amendment) Act, 22 April 2008 [contains provisions on the offense of having sexual relations with another person when infected with HIV].


Operational Plan for Comprehensive HIV and AIDS Care, Management and Treatment, 19 November 2003.

Code of good practice: Key aspects of HIV/AIDS and employment, Regulation No. 1298 of 1 December 2000.

Promotion of Equality and Prevention of Unfair Discrimination Act, 2000.

Employment Equity Act, 1998 (Act No. 55 of 1998), 12 October 1998.

Criminal Law (Sexual Offences and Related Matters) Amendment Act, 2007 (Act No. 32 of 2007), 13 December 2007 [contains provisions on investigation and testing of HIV related sexual offenses].


Policy Document on HIV/AIDS and STD Prevention and Control, 2002.


National Strategy to Combat HIV/AIDS and Certain Other Communicable Diseases, 2006.


Law No. 323 of 11 May 2006 on the exchange of syringes and hypodermic needles.


Order No. 17/T of 30 March 1991 of the Ministry of Health, as amended through Order No. 122/T of 13 July 1993 [testing and general provisions, summary].


Law of 15 December 2005 on countering HIV/AIDS, as amended through Law No. 476 of 31 December 2008.

Law No. 419 of 15 May 1997 on Protection of public health, as amended through Law No. 532 of 19 May 2009.


National Policy on HIV/AIDS, September 2001.


Tanzania Commission for AIDS Act, 2001 (Act No. 22 of 2001), 9 January 2001.

The HIV and AIDS (Prevention and Control) Act, 2008 (Act No. 28 of 2008), 4 April 2008.



National Plan for the Prevention and Alleviation of HIV/AIDS in Thailand 2002-2006



Act No. 921-71 of 27 July 1992 on communicable diseases [summary]UNISIA.



Regulations on HIV/AIDS testing in Turkmenistan, 7 June 1995.


Law No.1972-XII On Prevention of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) and Social Protection of Population, 12 December 1991.


Law of 14 April 2009 [amends the Law on the prevention of AIDS and social protection].


Order No. N 740/1030/4154/321/614a of 23 November 2007 [on measures on the prevention of mother-child HIV transmission and social support to HIV-infected children and their families].


Law of 19 August 1999 on preventive maintenance of disease caused by AIDS.

Regulations on Medical Testing to Reveal Infection by Human Immunodeficiency Virus (AIDS) and on Preventative Observations

Decision of the Cabinet No. 1 of 5 January 2009 [approves measures to strengthen the fight against AIDS].

Law No. 14 of 6 April 2007 [amends the Family Code to do provide the a marriage will be invalid if one spouse entered the marriage suffering from a sexually transmitted disease or AIDS and concealing that fact and the deceived spouse requests that the marriage be declared invalid].


Resolution No. SG-439 of 26 August 1994 of the Ministry of Health and Social Assistance [on testing].


Ordinance of 31 May 1995 on the Prevention and Fight Against HIV-AIDS Infection.

Decree No. 34-CP of 1 June 1996 of the Government Guiding the Implementation of the Ordinance on the Prevention and Control of HIV-AIDS Infection.

Law on the Prevention and Control of HIV/AIDS, 2006.


Decree No. 108/2007/ND-CP of 26 June 2007 [implements the above Act].


Decision No. 647/QD-BYT, 22 February 2007 [voluntary testing and counseling Guidelines].


National on HIV/AIDS/STI/TB Policy, 2005.

Integrated Prevention of Mother to Child Transmission of HIV/AIDS Protocol Guidelines, April 2003.


Labour Relations (HIV and AIDS) Regulations (Statutory Instrument No. 2002 of 1998), 14 August 1998

National Policy on HIV/AIDS for the Republic of Zimbabwe, December 1999.