Last reviewed 01 June 2017

Specific laws

Specific law enacted No

Specific law criminalising HIV non disclosure, exposure, or transmission: No

Prosecuted using non-HIV specific laws: No

Prosecuted using both specific and non specific laws: No

Is non-disclosure actionable: No

Is exposure actionable: No

Is transmission actionable: No


Applicable laws

No national legislature but there are a number of provincial and district by-laws on HIV.


Indonesia’s government has been considering criminalising “intentional transmission of any infectious disease”, with a maximum prison term of five years. No reports have emerged of this having become law.

More recently, legislators in the province of Papua proposed a law that would require people living with HIV to be implanted with microchips so that authorities could monitor their behaviour. The proposal called for a prison sentence of up to six months for HIV-positive people found to be “actively seeking sexual intercourse”[1].

[1]The Body Bill to Implant Microchips in “Sexually Aggressive” HIV-Positive People in Indonesian Province Generates Support, Criticism. 25 November, 2008

Further reading

Kitab Undang-Undang Hukuk Pidana (KUHP or Penal Code)

Last reviewed 01 June 2017

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Last reviewed 01 June 2017