Guinea Bissau

Last updated on: 14 May 2012

Criminalisation of HIV transmission/exposure

Guinea Bissau
Whether Specific law enacted: 
Yes 2007 Based on Model Law
Number of people prosecuted: 
Number of people convicted: 
Applicable law: 

A law has been introduced in July 2007 - no more details available.

Further reading: 

Background information on Guinea-Bissau on the Criminal HIV Transmission Blog

Analysis of the N'Djamena model legislation by the Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network

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 entry or residence regulations for people with HIV/AIDS. The visa application form may include questions relating to infectious diseases. Neither a medical certificate nor an HIV test result is required when entering the country.

We have no information on: 

  • whether foreigners with a known HIV infection are subject to specific residence regulations or
  • whether there are regulations regarding the control, deportation or expulsion of those concerned.

Travellers are required to carry evidence of yellow fever vaccination if they are arriving from infected areas.

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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

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Protective laws and policies for people living with HIV: