Palau

Last reviewed 01 June 2017

Country overview

HIV and AIDS as a routine reportable disease, cases must be entered on a weekly reporting form

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

Prosecutions

Number of prosecutions 0

Convictions

Number of convictions 0

Laws

Applicable laws

According to the Commission on AIDS in the Pacific report[1] the Quarantine and Communicable Diseases 1994 Public Health Laws; Palau National Code 34 (PNC) describes HIV and AIDS as a routine reportable disease, and cases must be entered on a weekly reporting form.

[1]Commission on AIDS in the Pacific (2009), ‘Turning the tide: an open strategy for a response to AIDS in the Pacific. Report of the Commission on AIDS in the Pacific’, UNAIDS, annex 4. http://data.unaids.org/pub/Report/2009/20091202_pacificcommission_en.pdf

Discussion

We have no information on Palau except that the Pacific Island AIDS Foundation has carried out work there. In case you have additional information, please contact gcs_asiapac@gnpplus.net

Cases

Overview

None

Last reviewed 01 June 2017

Last reviewed 01 June 2017

Last reviewed 01 June 2017