Ethiopia Criminal law Article 514
Article 514. - Spreading of Human Diseases
(1) Whoever intentionally spreads or transmits a communicable human disease, is punishable with rigorous imprisonment not exceeding ten years.
(2) Where the criminal:
a) has spread or transmitted a disease which can cause grave injury or death, out of hatred or envy, with malice or with a base motive;
b) without even the particular intent specified in sub-article (a) of this Article has spread or transmitted a disease which can cause grave
injury or death; or
c) has transmitted an epidemic, the punishment shall be rigorous imprisonment not exceeding twenty years, or in grave cases, with rigorous imprisonment for life or death.
(3) Where the crime is committed negligently, the punishment shall be simple imprisonment or fine.
The Network of Networks of HIV Positives in Ethiopia (NEP+) found four recorded HIV-related prosecutions in Ethiopia (prior to December 2011), three in Addis Ababa and one in Bahirdar. In all cases the defendants were accused of other offences (rape, incest, sex with a minor and sex with a prostitute) and their HIV status was considered to be an aggravating factor. Source: African HIV criminalisation achievements and challenges highlighted at ICASA 2013 http://www.hivjustice.net/news/african-hiv-criminalisation-achievements-and-challenges-highlighted-at-icasa-2013/#sthash.dqhtvjZ2.dpuf
Ethiopia Treatment Access Movement
There are no specific entry or residence regulations for people with HIV/AIDS. Foreigners with a known HIV infection are not subject to specific residence regulations. No HIV test result is required when entering the country. There are no regulations regarding the control, deportation or expulsion of those concerned.
Antiretroviral medication can be imported for personal use (quantity to cover duration of stay)
Foreigners with a known HIV infection are not subject to specific residence regulations in Ethiopia.
For updated information, please go to: www.hivrestrictions.org
Male to Male relationships: Not Legal
Female to Female Relationships: NotLegal
Marriage and Substitutes for Marriage: No law
For updated information, please go to: http://ilga.org