Law N°……… of………… on Prevention and Punishment of Gender-based Violence (Awaiting publication in official gazette.)
Article 30: Penalty for intentionally transmitting a terminal disease
Any person guilty of intentionally transmitting a terminal disease to someone else shall be liable to life imprisonment.
From the information received from UNAIDS, it appears that no one has yet been prosecuted for transmitting HIV to another person in Rwanda. However, a new law, soon to be enacted on the prevention of gender-based violence, has a provision which allows for a person to be prosecuted for intentionally transmitting a terminal disease.
UNAIDS – RWANDA, MPH Dieudonné RUTURWA, Social Mobilisation Adviser, Phone 250 0830 26 46, Email email@example.com
Information also provided by: Network of people living with HIV and AIDS
Rwanda Women’s Network, +250 58 36 62, Contact: Peter Turyahikayo, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com
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 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.
In the case of serious illness, e.g. AIDS, residence permission can be refused.
There are no entry or residence restrictions for persons living with HIV and AIDS.
Travellers are required to carry evidence of a yellow fever vaccination.
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
For updated information, please go to: http://ilga.org