The Criminal Code of Turkmenistan, 1998 as amended to include HIV and adopted on 7 July 2001.
Law of Turkmenistan “On Prevention of Disease Caused by Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV infection)” adopted on July 7, 2001.
From the response received, it would appear that the Turkmenistan Law mentioned above determines only the general principles of government policy in the following areas:
Although there are no known prosecutions or convictions for the transmission of, or exposure to HIV, it is thought that intentional transmission is also a criminal act that could be prosecuted.
HIV tests are not required for applicants requesting short term tourist visas.
Any visa application for more than 3 months requires the presentation of a medical HIV certificate (includes visitors, students as well as work permits). Visa will only be issued if the HIV test is negative. Should an individual be discovered to be HIV positive, that status would be grounds for denial of a visa or deportation. All individuals requesting residence visas are required to submit an HIV test .
For updated information, please go to: www.hivrestrictions.org
Male to Male relationships: Not legal
Punishments for male to male relationships: Imprisonment of less than 10 years
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