Cuba

Last reviewed 01 June 2017

Country overview

Specific law enacted

No

Specific law detail

Specific law criminalising HIV non disclosure, exposure, or transmission: No

Prosecuted using non-HIV specific laws: No

Prosecuted using both specific and non specific laws: No

Is non-disclosure actionable: No

Is exposure actionable: No

Is transmission actionable: No

Prosecution count

0

Conviction count

0

Discussion

Código Penal Ley N° 62 de 1999

Capitulo V : Delitos Contra la Salud Publica

Seccion Primera : Propagación de Epidemias

ARTICULO 187.1.- El que infrinja las me-didas o disposiciones dictadas por las autori-dades sanitarias competentes para la pre-vención y control de las enfermedades tras-misibles y los programas o campañas para el control o erradicación de enfermedades o epidemias de carácter grave o peligrosas, incurre en sanción de privación de libertad de tres meses a un año o multa de cien a tres-cientas cuotas o ambas.

2. En igual sanción incurre el que se nie-gue a colaborar con las autoridades sanita-rias en los lugares del territorio nacional en que cualquier enfermedad trasmisible ad-quiera características epidémicas graves o en los territorios colindantes expuestos a la propagación.

3. El que maliciosamente propague o fa-cilite la propagación de una enfermedad, incurre en sanción de privación de libertad de tres a ocho años.

Gaceta Official de las Republica de Cuba.

Article 187 :Propogation of Epidemics

1.  Those who contravene the measures and dispositions dictated by competent health authorities for the prevention and control of communicable diseases, and fail to support the programs and/or campaigns designed for the control and eradication of serious or dangerous diseases or epidemics, will be subject to 3 months to 1 year in prison, or receive a fine of 100-300 pesos, or both.

2.  This sentence also applies to those who refuse to collaborate with health authorities in  the national territory where any communicable disease becomes a serious epidemic or in adjacent territories to which the epidemic can spread.

3.  Those who maliciously spread or facilitate the spread of a disease can be sentenced to 3 to 8 years in prison.

Specific laws

Specific law enacted No

Specific law criminalising HIV non disclosure, exposure, or transmission: No

Prosecuted using non-HIV specific laws: No

Prosecuted using both specific and non specific laws: No

Is non-disclosure actionable: No

Is exposure actionable: No

Is transmission actionable: No

Prosecutions

Number of prosecutions 0

Convictions

Number of convictions 0

Laws

Applicable laws

Código Penal Ley N° 62 de 1999 (Penal Code - Law No. 62 of 1999)

Gaceta Official de las Republica de Cuba. http://www.gacetaoficial.cu/html/codigo_penal.html#A11

Applicable key wording

Propagación de Epidemias (Propogation on Epidemics)

Código Penal Ley N° 62 de 1999. Capitulo V : Delitos Contra la Salud Publica. Seccion Primera. Articulo 187.

Discussion

Código Penal Ley N° 62 de 1999

Capitulo V : Delitos Contra la Salud Publica

Seccion Primera : Propagación de Epidemias

ARTICULO 187.1.- El que infrinja las me-didas o disposiciones dictadas por las autori-dades sanitarias competentes para la pre-vención y control de las enfermedades tras-misibles y los programas o campañas para el control o erradicación de enfermedades o epidemias de carácter grave o peligrosas, incurre en sanción de privación de libertad de tres meses a un año o multa de cien a tres-cientas cuotas o ambas.

2. En igual sanción incurre el que se nie-gue a colaborar con las autoridades sanita-rias en los lugares del territorio nacional en que cualquier enfermedad trasmisible ad-quiera características epidémicas graves o en los territorios colindantes expuestos a la propagación.

3. El que maliciosamente propague o fa-cilite la propagación de una enfermedad, incurre en sanción de privación de libertad de tres a ocho años.

Gaceta Official de las Republica de Cuba.

Article 187 :Propogation of Epidemics

1.  Those who contravene the measures and dispositions dictated by competent health authorities for the prevention and control of communicable diseases, and fail to support the programs and/or campaigns designed for the control and eradication of serious or dangerous diseases or epidemics, will be subject to 3 months to 1 year in prison, or receive a fine of 100-300 pesos, or both.

2.  This sentence also applies to those who refuse to collaborate with health authorities in  the national territory where any communicable disease becomes a serious epidemic or in adjacent territories to which the epidemic can spread.

3.  Those who maliciously spread or facilitate the spread of a disease can be sentenced to 3 to 8 years in prison.

Cases

Overview

None

Last reviewed 01 June 2017

Overview

Entry laws

There are no restrictions for people with HIV/AIDS for short term stays of up to 3 months (tourist visa).

An HIV test is mandatory for longer stays. An HIV test result must be presented upon application for a long term visa. There are no controls at the border.

The extension of a residency permit requires a negative test result.

We have no information about the consequences for a person entering the country who is detected to be HIV-positive. Antiretroviral medication for personal use can be carried along.

Students receiving a scholarship must present a negative test result.

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

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Overview

Male-male relationships

Legal

Female-female relationships

Legal

Last reviewed 01 June 2017