Argentina - Regulations on Entry, Stay and Residence for PLHIV

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No restrictions for people with HIV/AIDS. Article 9 in the National AIDS Law is apparently not being implemented.

HIV-specific entry and residence regulations for Argentina

There are no restrictions for people with HIV/AIDS. There are no specific legal regulations concerning people with AIDS.

Neither a medical certificate nor an HIV test result is required when entering the country. Foreigners with a known HIV infection are not subject to specific residence regulations. There are no regulations regarding the control, deportation or expulsion of those concerned.

(Source: 1)

A vaccination certificate is required for visitors coming from countries where cholera or yellow fever is endemic.

(Source: 2)

The National AIDS Law No 23.798, introduced in 1991 via decree 1244/91, requires mandatory HIV testing for all immigrants in article 9.

Author’s note: We have so far no evidence that the above is implemented.

(Source: 3)


HIV treatment information for Argentina

We have no precise information regarding the availability of treatment. We can assume that medical assistance is good in Buenos Aires.

(Source: 1)


HIV information / HIV NGOs in Argentina

Updated information is available through the aidsmap search engine at


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. German Embassy, Buenos Aires, May 12, 2008
  2. Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada website,, consulted April 8, 2012
  3. User feedback via web site, February 7, 2011


updated: 4/8/2012
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