Thailand

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Overview

Thailand does not have an HIV-specific law and HJN is not aware of any reported HIV criminalisation cases to date.

In August 2020, the Royal Thai Police deputy police spokesman was quoted as saying ‘people with risky behaviours’ and people living with HIV would be prosecuted if they donate blood. The report, translated from Thai, suggests police would use a charge of killing with intent. It is not clear what triggered the statement or whether this is an official position of the Royal Thai Police.

Acknowledgements

Our thanks to Australian law firm Hall & Wilcox for their research assistance to confirm current relevant legislation.

This information was last reviewed in October 2020