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HIV/AIDS LAWS OF THE WORLD

This page provides links to HIV/AIDS Laws of the following countries:

ARGENTINA

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

AUSTRIA

AIDS Law 1993, as amended through 2001

BAHAMAS

The Employment Act 2001 (Act No. 27 of 2001).

Among other things, this Act provides that: a) discrimination in employment on the basis of race, creed, sex, marital status, political opinion, age, or HIV/AIDS is prohibited; and b) pre-screening for HIV status is prohibited.

BELARUS

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

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

BELGIUM

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

BERMUDA

The Human Rights Amendment Act 2000 (Act No. 37 of 2000), 24 August 2000.

This Act amends the Human Rights Act 1981 with respect to the following, among other things: a) the definition of disabled person (now includes persons suffering from HIV or AIDS).

BOTSWANA

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

BRAZIL

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

Law No. 7606 of 8 September 1988 extending specified benefits to AIDS carriers

BULGARIA

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] .

CHILE

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

This Resolution sets rules on HIV testing.

    

CHINA

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.

CAPE VERDE

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

CHINA—TAIWAN

AIDS Prevention and Control Act, 17 December 1990, as amended through 19 July 2000.

COSTA RICA

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

DJIBOUTI

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.

This Law contains provisions on the prevention of AIDS.

EL SALVADOR

Decree No. 588 of 24 October 2001, as amended through Decree-Law No. 1016 of 10 October 2002

This Decree approves the Law on the prevention of infection caused by human immunodeficiency virus.

ESTONIA

Communicable Diseases Prevention and Control Act, 12 February 2003.

GHANA

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

HONDURAS

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].

INDONESIA

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

National AIDS Strategy of 16 June 1994, approved by Decree Number: 9/KEP/MENKO/KESRA/VI/1994.

    

KENYA

National Condom Policy and Strategy, September 2001

LATVIA

Cabinet Regulation No. 7 of 5 January 1999.

This Regulation sets forth procedures for the registration of infectious diseases, including HIV/AIDS.

MADAGASCAR

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

MARSHALL ISLANDS

Communicable Diseases Prevention and Control Act 1988.

MEXICO

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.

MOZAMBIQUE

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.

NAMIBIA.

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

NICARAGUA

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].

PANAMA

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

PERU

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

PHILIPPINES

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.

ROMANIA

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.

Decree No. 137/2000 of 31 August 2000 on the prevention and punishment of all forms of discrimination

Law of 16 January 2002 [approves and amends Decree No. 137/2000 of 31 August 2000].

RUSSIAN FEDERATION

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).

SINGAPORE

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

SOUTH AFRICA

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.

SWAZILAND

Policy Document on HIV/AIDS and STD Prevention and Control, 1998.

TANZANIA

National Policy on HIV/AIDS, September 2001..


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

 TURKMENISTAN

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

UKRAINE

Law of Ukraine of 12 December 1991 on the prevention of AIDS and the social protection of the populationkraine.htm.

UZBEKISTAN

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 Obervations

ZAMBIA

National on HIV/AIDS/ITS/TB Policy, February 2002.

ZIMBABWE

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 




 

 

 

 

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