Brazil - Regulations on Entry, Stay and Residence for PLHIV

Restriction category relative to Brazil

  • Countries without restrictions

Entry regulations Residence regulations Additional information
No restrictions for people with HIV/AIDS.

HIV-specific entry and residence regulations for Brazil

To our knowledge, there are no specific legal regulations regarding the entry or residence of HIV positive people. An existing residence permit can't be cancelled on the sole ground of HIV or AIDS. Neither a medical certificate nor an HIV test result is required when entering the country. 

(Source: 1)


HIV treatment information for Brazil

There is a network of more than 300 treatment centres in Brazil (go to, centres listed by state). Brazilian nationals and foreigners residing in Brazil who are registered with the national health system will get assistance in these centres whenever required. According to the Ministry of Health, there are no treatment centres specialised in HIV/AIDS. 

(Source: 1)


HIV information / HIV NGOs in Brazil

  • Grupo Pela Vidda/RJ 
    Av. Rio Branco, 52 - 14 andar
    20090-002 Rio de Janeiro-RJ
    Phone +5521 518 3993
    Fax +5521 518 1997
(Source: 1) 

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Global Criminalisation of HIV Transmission Scan

The Global Criminalisation Scan is an initiative of GNP+. It aims to collect and keep up to date information on national and state level laws criminalising the transmission of or exposure to HIV. It also aims to provide an easily accessible ‘clearing-house’ of resources, research, and initiatives on the subject and to provide a platform for advocacy initiatives.

Find out more about the scan and the criminalisation of HIV transmission legislation at



  1. Embassy of Germany, Brasilia, January 13, 2000
    reconfirmed December 13, 2007


updated: 1/4/2009
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