Criminal Code 1997. Article 161 point 1
Unofficial English Translation:
Whoever, knowing that he or she is infected by the HIV virus directly exposes another person to infection from that disease shall be subject to penalty of deprivation of liberty for up to 3 years.
Original Polish Wording: Kto, wiedząc, że jest zarażony wirusem HIV, naraża bezpośrednio inną osobę na takie zarażenie, podlega karze pozbawienia wolności do lat 3.
The National AIDS Centre, Warsaw, Poland
There are no legal regulations restricting the entry of people with HIV/AIDS for short term stays.
HIV-testing is mandatory for longer stays (beyond 3 months), independent of purpose of stay. All pregnant women suspected to be infected and also children born from women suspected if being infected have to undergo testing. There are no controls at the border, and no certificates have to be presented. There are no regulations about the control or deportation of people with HIV.
Antiretroviral medication can be imported for personal use (amounts corresponding to planned length of stay).
There are specific regulations concerning refugees. Health questions and information on chronic diseases are part of the application procedure. Tests can be enforced in specific situations. HIV infection is not a ground for refusing an application.
For updated information, please go to: 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
Marriage and Substitutes for Marriage: No law
For updated information, please go to: http://ilga.org