1. Decree 107/2006 issued on the 20th of November on urgent measures are being taken to arrest the development of HIV/AIDS in Equatorial Guinea
Complete text of the law in an unofficial translation is available below.
2. Promulgation of law No 3/2005 on the prevention of and fight against STI/HIV and on the human rights of people affected.
3. Decree of October 2006, approving free antiretroviral treatment.
Infected individuals who are aware of their HIV status and maintain sexual relationships without the use of a condom will be revealed and subjected to competent juries and trials according to the stipulations in Law 3/ 20005 of the 9th of May (2006) , on Prevention and Fight against sexually transmitted diseases, HIV/AIDS and the defence of Human rights of infected individuals
Any HIV/AIDS infected adult, aware of their HIV/AIDS carrier status and who maintains sexual relationships with another person and infects the third party, independently of the penal responsibility, will assume the obligation to support the newly infected party in all aspects of their life.
From the information received it appears that the law relating to the criminalisation of HIV transmission was ‘tacked on’ to an earlier and more progressive law 2006 entitled "the Law for the Protection of People Living With HIV/AIDS"
Scant information is available about this earlier law except for what we are able to obtain via a link to an UNFPA publication on this issue.
Equatorial Guinea now requires a Police Clearance Certificate for personal or tourist travel. An HIV test certificate may also be required, and HIV-positive status could lead to refusal of entry or deportation.
Travellers are required to carry evidence of a yellow fever vaccination.
For updated information, please go to: www.hivrestrictions.org
Male to Male relationships: Legal
Female to Female Relationships: Legal
For updated information, please go to: http://ilga.org
Yes. "Equatorial Guinea is one of the few countries in Africa which have a specific HIV/AIDS law in place. The EC/ACP/UNFPA Project was a main contributor to the political process leading up to the adoption of the Law no.3/2005 of 9 May on the Prevention and the Fight Against STIs/HIV/AIDS and on the Protection of People Living with AIDS." see UNFPA newsletter below.