Cypriot law of 1957, intended to prevent the spread of typhoid, cholera and venereal disease.
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Information on the 1997 case and the issues it raises can be found at http://www.pubmedcentral.nih.gov/articlerender.fcgi?artid=1733166
Foreigners (non-EU citizens only) applying for a residence permit in order to work or to study must undergo a medical examination by the Health Ministry in order to exclude an infection with HIV, hepatitis B/C or syphilis. The authorities will not grant a residence permit in the case of a positive test result. For all other foreigners (EU citizens, tourists, employees of international companies, UN staff) there are no mandatory medical examinations.
Refugees and asylum seekers are tested on the above conditions. If tests are positive, they are entitled to freed treatment & counselling. Antiretroviral drugs for personal use can be carried along.
For updated information, please go to: www.hivrestrictions.org
Male to Male relationships: Legal only in some areas
Female to Female Relationships: Legal only in some areas
Age of consent: Different for heterosexuals and homosexuals
Marriage and Substitutes for Marriage: No law
For updated information, please go to: http://ilga.org