Foreigners applying for a work and residence permit, or who wish to stay for more than 3 months, must present a health certificate with a negative HIV test result.
Exceptions: Holders of diplomatic, service or special passports. Tourists and businessmen staying for less than 3 months. We have no information about importing antiretroviral medication for personal use.
Practice might not be the same everywhere: From our experience in Baku/Azerbaijan, we know that all applicants for an Iranian visa are required to provide a blood test, performed by an Iranian organisation in Baku. Visas are denied if there is any problem.
People applying for a visitor visa (short term tourist stay) via the embassy in South Africa are required to take an HIV test.
Additional punitive measures apply to Iranian women marrying American men: The spouses have to present HIV and STD test results to register their marriage with the Iranian government as a prerequisite for permission to travel to Iran for any of them.
There is no such requirement for Iranian men married to American women or Iranian couples living in the U.S.
For updated information, please go to: www.hivrestrictions.org
Male to Male relationships: Not Legal
Punishments for male to male relationships: Death
Female to Female Relationships: Not Legal
Marriage and Substitutes for Marriage: No law
For updated information, please go to: http://ilga.org