Iraq

Last updated on: 3 May 2012

Criminalisation of HIV transmission/exposure

Iraq
Whether Specific law enacted: 
-
Number of people prosecuted: 
-
Number of people convicted: 
-

Other laws and policies with an impact on responses to HIV

Laws and regulations relating to entry, stay or residence in the country: 

All foreigners are required to perform HIV testing at a State laboratory within 10 days after entry. All stays beyond 10 days require an HIV-test. Diplomats are excluded from these regulations.

It is unclear if a positive test would still lead to immediate deportation (as it was communicated by the Embassy in 1999).

Iraq does not allow visitors with HIV/AIDS to enter the country. At this time, there is no waiver available for this ineligibility. However, please inquire directly with the Embassy of Iraq before you travel for any changes.

The testing includes Hepatitis B/C, as well as HIV. If a negative test is not presented within 10 days after entry, a fee of 50US$ has to be paid. The compulsory testing is being discussed higher level and hopefully will soon be changed.

For updated information, please go to: www.hivrestrictions.org

Laws relating to same sex, sexual relations: 

Male to Male relationships: Unclear

Punishments for male to male relationships: No law

Female to Female Relationships: Unclear

For updated information, please go to: http://ilga.org

Laws relating to injecting drug use: 

Yes