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: Yes


Number of prosecutions 0


Number of convictions 0


Applicable laws

Tuvalu Public Health Ordinance 1926

Applicable key wording

infectious disease


Tuvalu Public Health Act includes venereal diseases as an infectious disease.

Section 2 Interpretation

“infectious disease” means cholera, plague, yellow fever, smallpox, diphtheria, typhoid fever, croup, puerperal fever, dysentery, measles, mumps, whooping cough, leprosy, typhus fever, meningitis in all its forms, tuberculosis in all forms, poliomyelitis, yaws in all its forms, gonorrhoea and other venereal diseases, and any other disease which the Minister may from time to time by notice declare temporarily or permanently to be an infectious disease for the purposes of this Ordinance.

Section 3 Regulations

(1) The Minister may make regulations for the purpose of protecting and advancing the public health of Tuvalu and in particular as regards the following:

(e) the prevention of the spread of infectious diseases including the segregation, isolation and removal of persons suffering from any such disease or of persons who have been in contact with any such persons;




Last reviewed 01 June 2017

Last reviewed 01 June 2017

Last reviewed 01 June 2017