Law on HIV/AIDS Prevention and Control (No. 64/2006/QH11)
Rights and obligations, prohibited acts
Article 4 - Rights and obligations of HIV-infected people
2. HIV-infected people shall have the following obligations:
a. To apply measures to prevent the transmission of HIV to other people;
b. To inform their HIV positive test result to their spouse or fiancé (fiancée);
Article 8 - Prohibited acts
1. Purposefully transmitting or causing the transmission of HIV to another person.
2. Threatening to transmit HIV to another person.
There are no specific entry or residence regulations for people with HIV/AIDS. Neither a medical certificate nor an HIV test result is required when entering the country.
According to our research, there are no HIV related entry, stay or residence restrictions.
There is a decree requiring HIV positives to report to the immigration officer. However, the ordinance is not applied. None of my friends have ever declared their condition. Therefore, we don't know what would happen if somebody would actually do it!
No health certificate is required at the airports. Only Vietnamese nationals seeking to marry a Vietnamese in Vietnam have to provide one. There are no specific immigration laws.
The U.S. Department of State is unaware of any HIV/AIDS entry restrictions for visitors to or foreign residents of Vietnam.
For updated information, please go to: www.hivrestrictions.org
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
For updated information, please go to: http://ilga.org