Last updated on: 27 May 2012

Criminalisation of HIV transmission/exposure

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Number of people prosecuted: 
Number of people convicted: 
Survey respondents/Organisations working on HIV and the Law: 

Fondation Recherche sur le SIDA

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. Neither a medical certificate nor an HIV test result is required when entering the country or when applying for a residence permit. Foreigners with a known HIV infection are not subject to specific residence regulations. There are no regulations regarding the control, deportation or expulsion of those concerned.

Antiretroviral medication for personal use can be imported. In case of larger amounts, it is recommended to carry a doctor’s prescription.

There are specific regulations for people on substitution treatment. A doctor’s certificate, according to the Schengen regulations, is required in this situation.

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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

Marriage and Substitutes for Marriage: Inferior substitute but nationally recognized

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