Viet Nam

Last reviewed 01 June 2017

Specific laws

Specific law enacted Yes

Specific law criminalising HIV non disclosure, exposure, or transmission: Yes

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


Number of prosecutions 0


Number of convictions 0


Applicable laws

Law on HIV/AIDS Prevention and Control (No. 64/2006/QH11)

Applicable key wording

Rights and obligations, prohibited acts


Article 4 - Rights and obligations of HIV-infected people

2. HIV-infected people shall have the following obligations:

a. To apply measures to prevent the transmission of HIV to other people;

b. To inform their HIV positive test result to their spouse or fiancé (fiancée);


Article 8 - Prohibited acts

1. Purposefully transmitting or causing the transmission of HIV to another person.

2. Threatening to transmit HIV to another person.

Last reviewed 01 June 2017

Last reviewed 01 June 2017

Last reviewed 01 June 2017