Niger

Last updated on: 9 May 2012

Criminalisation of HIV transmission/exposure

Niger
Whether Specific law enacted: 
Yes
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. 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.

You are required to carry evidence of yellow fever vaccination.

Foreigners who wish to marry a citizen of Niger must undergo HIV-testing.

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

Protective laws and policies for people living with HIV: 

Yes