Sudan

Last updated on: 9 April 2015

Criminalisation of HIV transmission/exposure

Sudan
Whether Specific law enacted: 
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Number of people prosecuted: 
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Number of people convicted: 
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Discussion: 

UPDATE APRIL 2nd 2015 : According to  the english language SUDAN TRIBUNE newspaper  a law is being prepared that would '' oblige patients to take the necessary steps including seeking medical help to prevent transmission of the virus to others. Failing to do so would be punishable by law'"

The proposed law would also include strictures and obligations relating to marriage ''Should an infected individual decide to marry they should notify their prospective spouse and comply with instructions that prevent transmitting the virus''

This is a worrying development 

The full article can be accesed in the pdf above

 

Other laws and policies with an impact on responses to HIV

Laws and regulations relating to entry, stay or residence in the country: 

Officially, people infected with HIV are not allowed to enter Sudan. According to the immigration law, they cannot be granted a visa. A negative HIV test result has to be presented at a Sudanese embassy and/or at the airport in Khartoum in order to obtain a visa. According to the embassy, this requirement is not enforced in practice.

In general (according to the immigration law), HIV infected foreigners are not allowed to stay in Sudan. However, controls and deportations are not carried out in practice.

No HIV test result has to be presented when applying for a tourist or business visa at a Sudanese embassy or at Khartoum airport. The regulations are not applied.

Some HIV/AIDS entry restrictions exist for visitors to and foreign residents of Sudan. A negative HIV test result must be presented at a Sudanese embassy or at Khartoum airport in order to obtain a visa. However, anecdotal reports indicate this requirement is not enforced in practice.
HIV tests required for foreigners who want to stay 3 months or more.

For updated information, please go to: www.hivrestrictions.org

Laws relating to same sex, sexual relations: 

Male to Male relationships: Not Legal

Punishments for male to male relationships: Death

Female to Female Relationships: NotLegal

Marriage and Substitutes for Marriage: No law

For updated information, please go to: http://ilga.org

Laws relating to injecting drug use: 

Yes