Albania

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Overview

A draft HIV-specific law was proposed in 2004 that includes many protective provisions.  However, it also mandates disclosure to spouses following an HIV-positive diagnosis and criminalises “deliberate transmission or facilitation of transmission of HIV to other persons as well as “threatening to transmit HIV to other persons.” It is unclear whether this law has ever been enacted. 

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Laws

Draft Law On HIV/AIDS Prevention and Control, 2004

HIV-specific criminal law (proposed)
Relevant text of the law

Article 8 Rights and Obligations of Persons with HIV/AIDS

 Persons with HIV/AIDS shall have these obligations:

  1. Implement prevention and transmission of HIV to other people;
  2. Inform their spouses about the positive HIV test result;
  3. Other obligations provided for by this Law and other laws.

Article 9 Banned Actions

The following actions shall be banned:

  1.  Deliberate transmission or facilitation of transmission of HIV to other persons.
  2. Threatening to transmit HIV to other persons.
This information was last reviewed in April 2020