British Virgin Islands

Last updated on: 3 May 2012

Criminalisation of HIV transmission/exposure

British Virgin Islands
Whether Specific law enacted: 
Number of people prosecuted: 
None known
Number of people convicted: 
None known
Applicable law: 

The British Virgin Islands Criminal Code (No 1 of 1997)

See discussion below.

Key Cases: 



The Offences against the Person Act of 1861 was consolidated into the The British Virgin Islands Criminal Code (No 1 of 1997) and is a statute of the British Virgin Islands, which consolidates almost all of the indictable offences under the Territory's criminal law. It is sometimes mistakenly said that the Code contains all of the Territory's criminal laws. This is not correct. The Act expressly preserves offences under other enactments, as well as offences at common law.

Survey respondents/Organisations working on HIV and the Law: 

No information available.

Other laws and policies with an impact on responses to HIV

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

Foreigners seeking residence need to present a negative HIV test certificate.

We have no information about the existence of any restrictions affecting entry or stay of people living with HIV/AIDS on the Virgin Islands.

Antiretroviral medication can be imported for personal use. A doctor’s prescription should be carried.

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Laws relating to same sex, sexual relations: 
Not information available.

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