Nicaragua

Last reviewed 01 June 2017

Country overview

Specific law enacted

Yes

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

Specific laws

Specific law enacted Yes

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

Laws

Last reviewed 01 June 2017

Overview

Entry laws

There are no specific entry or residence regulations for people living with HIV and AIDS. Neither a medical certificate nor an HIV test result is required for short-term tourist or other stays. For stays of more than 3 months, the residence permit has to be extended by the immigration authorities. In this case, the presentation of a medical certificate is requested.
According to the immigration authorities, extended residency will only exceptionally be granted to HIV-positive people. For example, it will be granted to people who participate in the rehabilitation programme for drug users offered by organisations established in Nicaragua (such as Patriarca).
There are no specific residence regulations. There are no regulations regarding the control, deportation or expulsion of those concerned.

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

Last reviewed 01 June 2017

Overview

Male-male relationships

Legal

Male-male marriage

Legal

Female-female relationships

Legal

Female-female marriage

Legal

Last reviewed 01 June 2017