Tajikistan

Last updated on: 27 June 2012

Criminalisation of HIV transmission/exposure

Tajikistan
Whether Specific law enacted: 
Unknown
Number of people prosecuted: 
Not Known
Number of people convicted: 
Not Known

Other laws and policies with an impact on responses to HIV

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

On December 31, 2008 Law No.476 introduced amendments to the "Law on counteracting HIV/AIDS" of Tajikistan (December 28, 2005, No. 150).

Part 7 of Article 9 of the law was repealed, striking down the provision that foreigners found to be HIV positive are deported from the country. However, there is still mandatory testing for people entering the country for longer than 3 months. It is not clear yet how this provision will be implemented.

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

Laws relating to same sex, sexual relations: 

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

Laws relating to injecting drug use: 

Not Known

Protective laws and policies for people living with HIV: 

Yes