Last updated on: 15 September 2012

Criminalisation of HIV transmission/exposure

Whether Specific law enacted: 
Dutch laws
Number of people prosecuted: 
Number of people convicted: 
Applicable law: 

Linked to Dutch laws.


There is no specific law in Aruba; however, prosecution can be done under European (Dutch) laws. Residents of Aruba know of the laws and that they can be prosecuted under these laws.

Survey respondents/Organisations working on HIV and the Law: 


Paradera 207, O'sad. Aruba

All HIV/AIDS organisations in Aruba are currently working on these issues.

Other laws and policies with an impact on responses to HIV

Laws and regulations relating to entry, stay or residence in the country: 

The U.S. Department of State is unaware of any HIV/AIDS entry restrictions for visitors to or foreign residents of Aruba.

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Laws relating to same sex, sexual relations: 

Male to Male relationships: Legal

Punishments for male to male relationships: No law

Female to Female Relationships: Legal

Age of consent: Equal for heterosexuals and homosexuals

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