Portuguese Penal Code: Articles 144, 177 and 283.
Article 144: Who offends the body or the health of another person: c) provoking particularly painful or permanent illness, or serious or incurable psychiatric/psychological anomaly; or d) provoking danger to life.
Article 177: The penalties foreseen in articles 163
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There are no specific entry or residence regulations for people with HIV/AIDS. No HIV test result is required when entering the country. Residence permits for immigrants are issued by the consulates following the principle of reciprocity. There are no specific residence regulations. HIV is not a reason for deportation.
The new Immigration law no 23/2007, Art 32, para D from July 4, 2007 stipulates that entry can be denied only in situations defined by the WHO, or in cases of infectious diseases or parasites that would require protective measures in Portugal itself.
When applying for a work or residency permit (issued by the Portuguese consulates following the principle of reciprocity), a health certificate assuring that the applicant bears no infectious or contagious disease is required.
It is common understanding in Portugal that HIV/AIDS is not in this category and no HIV specific test result is required. However, the interpretation of the requirement may depend on health authorities and consulate staff at the country of origin.
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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: Recognized on national level
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