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China’s Yunnan: Concealing HIV/HIDS from a Sexual Partner To Be Held Criminally Liable - China Legal News

Wed, 13 Jan 2021
Categories: China Legal Trends



Persons living with HIV/AIDS shall promptly inform their spouses or sexual partners that they have been HIV-infected, this being the first reported provision in China on the truthful disclosure of HIV status between sexual partners.  

This provision comes from the Regulation of Yunnan Province on AIDS Prevention and Control(云南省艾滋病防治条例), released on 25 Nov. 2020 in Yunan, China.

According to the Regulation, persons living with HIV/AIDS shall promptly inform their spouses or sexual partners of the HIV infection; otherwise, medical and health institutions have the right to do so. (Article 20)

Without promptly informing the spouses, people in sexual relations, and others with exposure risks of the HIV infection, or taking precautions to have sex with others, persons living with HIV/AIDS will be held criminally liable if such acts constitute a crime. (Article 57)

Contributors: Yanru Chen 陈彦茹

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