Libyan Arab Jamahiriya

Last updated on: 3 May 2012

Criminalisation of HIV transmission/exposure

Libyan Arab Jamahiriya
Whether Specific law enacted: 
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Number of people prosecuted: 
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Number of people convicted: 
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Discussion: 

Libya went through regime change in 2011. The new government will review laws. It is unknown whether this has an effect on this topic.

Other laws and policies with an impact on responses to HIV

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

We have no information about any legal regulations directed at people with HIV/AIDS in Libya.

Travellers over the age of one are required to carry evidence of a yellow fever vaccination if they are arriving from an infected area.

Some HIV/AIDS entry restrictions exist for visitors to and foreign residents of Libya. Please verify this information with the Libyan Embassy before traveling.

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

Laws relating to same sex, sexual relations: 

Male to Male relationships: Not Legal

Punishments for male to male relationships: Imprisonment of 10 years or more

Female to Female Relationships: Not Legal

Marriage and Substitutes for Marriage: No law

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

Laws relating to injecting drug use: 

Yes

Protective laws and policies for people living with HIV: 

Yes