Numbers of people living with HIV: UNAIDS/WHO
Thankfulness: We are grateful to Edgar Carrasco (ex-Director ACCSI-Human Rights Organization, Caracas-Venezuela) who provided the most of the laws that could be potentially used.
There are no specific entry or residence regulations for people living with HIV and AIDS. Neither a medical certificate nor an HIV test result is required for short-term tourist or other stays. For stays of more than 3 months, the residence permit has to be extended by the immigration authorities. In this case, the presentation of a medical certificate is requested.
According to the immigration authorities, extended residency will only exceptionally be granted to HIV-positive people. For example, it will be granted to people who participate in the rehabilitation programme for drug users offered by organisations established in Nicaragua (such as Patriarca).
There are no specific residence regulations. There are no regulations regarding the control, deportation or expulsion of those concerned.
For updated information, please go to: http://www.hivrestrictions.org
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
For updated information, please go to: http://ilga.org