Penal Code 1860
Negligent act, Malignant act
Penal Code 1860 (s 269) Negligent act likely to spread infection of disease dangerous to life- Whoever unlawfully or negligently does any act which is, and which and which he knows or has reason to believe to be, likely to spread the risk of any disease dangerous to life, shall be punished with imprisonment of a term of up to six months and/or fine.
Penal Code 1860 (s 270) Malignant act likely to spread infection of disease dangerous to life- An individual who malignantly does any act which is, and which he knows or has reason to believe to be, likely to spread the infection of any disease dangerous to life, shall be punished with imprisonment with a maximum sentence of two years and/or fine.
To our knowledge, there have been no prosecutions or convictions for the transmission of HIV occuring under this law.
There are no specific entry regulations for people with HIV/AIDS in Bangladesh (information provided by the Embassy's Attorney of confidence). Neither a medical certificate nor an HIV test result is requested. This also applies to long-term residents.
It is possible however, that foreigners with HIV/AIDS are deported if the competent authorities find out about their condition.
The Government of Bangladesh has no written policy regarding the entry of individuals with HIV/AIDS. However, according to anecdotal reports, some HIV/AIDS entry restrictions may exist for visitors to and foreign residents of Bangladesh. The Government of Bangladesh has informed the Embassy that a health officer or immigration officer at the airport who has concerns about an individual's possible HIV/AIDS status will make a case-specific determination regarding that individual's entry.
Bangladesh has no legal entry or residency restrictions on HIV/AIDS.
For updated information, please go to: www.hivrestrictions.org
Male to Male relationships: Not Legal
Punishments for male to male relationships: Imprisonment of 10 years or more
Female to Female Relationships: Not Legal
Marriage and Substitutes for Marriage: No law
For updated information, please go to: http://ilga.org