No test required for short term stays.
HIV testing is required for stays of more than 90 days.
Foreigners diagnosed with HIV/AIDS are no longer deported.
HIV-specific entry and residence regulations for Tadjikistan
On December 31, 2008 Law No.476 introduced amendments to the "Law on counteracting HIV/AIDS" of Tajikistan (December 28, 2005, No. 150).
Part 7 of Article 9 of the law was repealed, striking down the provision that foreigners found to be HIV positive are deported from the country. However, there is still mandatory testing for people entering the country for longer than 3 months. It is not clear yet how this provision will be implemented.
The government of Tajikistan requires visitors who remain in the country for more than 90 days to present a medical certificate showing that they are HIV-free, or to submit to an HIV test in Tajikistan. HIV is a growing health threat in Tajikistan.
All foreigners planning to reside in Tajikistan for longer than three months must get tested for HIV infection.
HIV treatment information for Tadjikistan
Health care is bad and the hospitals are in terrible condition. (Source: 1)
HIV information / HIV NGOs in Tadjikistan
Public Organisation "SAFOi Sughd"
Kamoli Khujandi st. 138/4,
Phone: +992 3422 64975
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 http://criminalisation.gnpplus.net/
Key HIV resources for Tadjikistan
- Leah Utyasheva, Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network, via e-mail, March 26, 2009
- US State Department web site; Consular Information Sheet, http://travel.state.gov/travel/cis_pa_tw/cis/cis_1765.html,
consulted July 25 2008
- Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada web site, www.voyage.gc.ca/dest/report-en.asp?country=285000
consulted July 25, 2008
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