The Communicable Diseases Act
Five of the most common sexually transmitted diseases (Chlamydia, gonorrhoea, HIV, syphilis and hepatitis B) all come under the Communicable Diseases Act. The aim is to prevent the spreading of disease in
Your rights include not having to pay for the testing for these infections. If you need medical treatment, this is also cost-free. During the time you are being treated, you are not allowed to have sexual intercourse. The purpose of this is so that you do not spread the infection further.
Your obligations are to take part in tracing your partners if it is shown that you are infected. This is done anonymously.