Burkina Faso

Last updated on: 8 May 2012

Criminalisation of HIV transmission/exposure

Burkina Faso
Whether Specific law enacted: 
Yes - 2008 - Based on Model law
Number of people prosecuted: 
Number of people convicted: 

Other laws and policies with an impact on responses to HIV

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

There are no specific regulations regarding the entry and residence of foreigners with HIV/AIDS in Burkina Faso.

Travellers are required to carry evidence of a yellow fever vaccination.

For updated information, please go to: www.hivrestrictions.org

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

For updated information, please go to: http://ilga.org

Protective laws and policies for people living with HIV: