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African HIV criminalisation achievements and challenges highlighted at ICASA 2013

11 Dec 2013
The African continent has more countries with overly broad and vague HIV-specific laws relating to HIV non-disclosure, exposure and/or transmission than any other global region, nearly all of which have been enacted in the past decade. Although North America is … More

Senegal: IAS outraged at arrest of gay HIV prevention workers

26 Feb 2008
The International AIDS Society has issued a statement following the arrest of ten individuals some of whom are HIV education and prevention workers. The full statement is below. Statement on the Criminalization of Sexual Orientation in Senegal19 February 2008 (Geneva, … More

Last reviewed 01 June 2017

Country overview

A specific HIV law is being developed


Applicable laws

Loi sur la Santé de la Reproduction (Law on reproductive health)

An HIV specific law is currently being developed, but not yet approved by the Parliament.

Applicable key wording

Not yet available in final version.


From the information received it appears that an HIV specific law has not yet been approved by the Parliament. More information will be available once the law is in force.

Further reading

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Last reviewed 01 June 2017

Last reviewed 01 June 2017

Last reviewed 01 June 2017