Spain - Regulations on Entry, Stay and Residence for PLHIV

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No restrictions for people living with HIV.

HIV-specific entry and residence regulations for Spain

There are no legal restrictions affecting entry or stay of people living with HIV/AIDS in Spain. People suspected to be affected by an infectious disease may be obliged to undergo medical examination within the first three months after arrival (free of charge).

(Source: 1)


HIV treatment information for Spain

Treatment is provided exclusively through the pharmaceutical services in hospitals. Care is provided by large hospitals through the specific service called "Unidad de enfermedades infecciosas" (infectious diseases unit); in smaller hospitals by the internal medicine service. 

Access to Spanish healthcare system is universal and free of charge for all citizens. Foreigners are also entitled to healthcare under the same conditions as any other citizen. All residents must be registered in the City council (municipality) irrespective of their migratory status in the country. This is a quick and easy process which can be done at no cost. 

In the following situations, access to services is possible without presenting the health care card:
  • Emergency situations
  • Patients under age
  • Pregnant women
Additional information:

(Sources: 2, 3)


  • Hospital Universitari Germans Trias i Pujol
    Dr. Bonaventura Clotet
    Ctra. de Canyet, s/n
    08916 Badalona
    Phone: 93 497 8887
  • Hospital Clínic i Provincial de Barcelona
    Dr. Josep M. Gatell
    Villarroel, 170
    08036 Barcelona
    Phone: 93 227 5400
  • Hospital Prínceps d'Espanya (Bellvitge)
    Dra. M. Jesús Barberà
    Feixa Llarga, s/n
    08907 L'Hospitalet de Llobregat
    Phone: 93 335 7011
  • Hospital del Mar
    Dr. Josep L. López
    Pg. Marítim, 25-29
    08003 Barcelona
    Phone: 93 221 1010
  • Hospital de la Santa Creu i Sant Pau
    Dr. Pere Domingo
    St. Antoni Maria Claret, 167
    08026 Barcelona
    Phone: 93 291 9343
  • Hospital General de la Vall d'Hebron
    Dra. Imma Ocaña
    Pg. Vall d'Hebron, 119-129
    08035 Barcelona
    Phone: 93 489 4359
  • Hospital Carlos III
    Calle Sinesio Delgado 10
    28029 Madrid
  • Hospital Universitario La Paz
    Pº de la Castellana, 261
    28046 Madrid
  • Hospital Virgen del Rocio
    Avenida Manuel Siurot S/N
    41013 Sevilla
  • Hospital Clínico Universitario
    Unidad de enfermedades infecciosas
    Dra Maria José Galindo
    Avd Blaco Ibañez 17
  • Hospital General Universitario de Valencia
    Unidad de enfermedades infecciosas
    Dr. Enrique Ortega
    Avd Tres Cruces s/n( no number)
  • Hospital Universitario La Fe
    Unidad de enfermedades infecciosas
    Dr Jose Lopez Aldeguer.
    Avd Campanar 21
(Source: 2)


HIV information / HIV NGOs in Spain

    Coordinadora Estatal de VIH-SIDA
  • gTt
    Grupo de trabajo sobre tratamientos del VIH
    c/ Sardeny, 259 3° 4a
    08013 Barcelona
  • Hispanosida
    Agrupación de ONG de personas con VIH/Sida
    Comte Borrell, 164
    08015 Barcelona
    Phone: +34 933 182 056
    Fax: +34 933 178 206
  • Gais Positius Association
    Support and counselling to gay men living with HIV
  • Adhara - Sevilla Checkpoint
    Calle Pagés del Corro 89-91 Local 3
    41010 Sevilla, Andalucia
    T +34 954 981 603 

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, Madrid, February 5, 2008
  2. Ramón Espacio, Valencia and Michael Meulbroek, Barcelona, July 27 & 29, 2007 (by e-mail)
  3. Gonzalo Mazuela, Grupo de trabajo sobre tratamientos del VIH, Barcelona, July 28 2007 (by e-mail)


updated: 8/27/2018
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