Madagascar

Last updated on: 3 September 2012

Criminalisation of HIV transmission/exposure

Madagascar
Whether Specific law enacted: 
Yes 2005
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: 

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.

People who have travelled through an area infected with yellow fever in the six days prior to entering Madagascar must show proof of vaccination against yellow fever upon arrival in Madagascar.

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

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: Different for heterosexuals and homosexuals

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