Article 113 of the Criminal Code: Transmission of a venereal disease. (introduced July 2001)
Article 113 of the Criminal Code:
Transmission of a venereal disease:
Full text of the law in Russian can be found on this website.
There is no public/easy access to case law within the country so numbers of people prosecuted - or indeed whether prosecutions which have taken place - is not obtainable.
Our correspondent notes, as is the case in many other countries :
In relation to the control of HIV/AIDS and the civil rights of people living with HIV the law is used disproportionately against specific groups, noting that:
We have been asked not to disclose the organisation and individuals who responded to our questionnaire and enquiries. We have no official sources of information for this country.
Our information is contradictory
No restrictions for tourist stays up to 3 months.
Uzbek law requires that visitors carry a medical certificate attesting that they are not infected with HIV and that visitors staying more than 15 days be tested. However, this requirement is rarely enforced except in cases of long-term visitors on work permits. An HIV certificate has to be presented for stays exceeding 3 months. There are fewer checks at entry by land than at airports (checks are sporadic).
According to the existing legal regulations, foreign nationals entering Uzbekistan are required to present an HIV test certificate if they intend to stay for more than 3 months. The testing is performed at the airport on entry. At the overland entry points, controls are performed in isolated cases only. However, it can not be excluded that persons staying in the country must present these documents.
All foreigners will be expelled immediately if an HIV infection or an AIDS-related illness is diagnosed. The reason given by the Foreign Office of Uzbekistan is the fact that there is only one clinic specialised in HIV/AIDS in Uzbekistan and moreover this facility lacks the experience, medication and equipment to treat foreign nationals.
Law on prophylaxis of disease, evoked by Human Immunodeficiency Virus. Excerpt:
For the latest 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