Updated 8/02/2024

Country overview

  • There are no restrictions on entry and residence for people living with HIV in Kazakhstan.
  • Antiretroviral treatment can be carried for personal use in quantities appropriate to the duration of the stay.

Labor migrants

Treatment is free of charge if you have registration and a residence permit. HIV status is not a barrier for obtaining a residence permit.


For refugees there are no special conditions to receive medical care related to HIV in Kazakhstan.
Refugees receive medical care under the same conditions as foreign nationals, and if the person is registered and has a residence permit treatment is provided free of charge. HIV status is not a barrier for obtaining a residence permit.

Access to treatment

After obtaining a residence permit, you must visit the nearest AIDS center, and health insurance is not required. HIV-related medical care is available at AIDS Centers in a region
If you do not have a residence permit: you may have your viral load and CD4 count tested at a commercial clinic and send the results to the AIDS center infectionist in country of origin. Relatives or friends can receive ART by proxy and send them to Kazakhstan.

Addresses and phone numbers of AIDS centers in Kazakhstan regions
AIDS Center in Almaty
Web site: www.gcaids.kz
Address: Almaty, Basenova str. 2, building 4
AIDS Center in Astana
Web site: www.nsaids.kz
Address: 5/1 Ilyas Esenberlin St., Astana

There are ART medicine in pharmacies, but it is impossible to buy the drugs without a residence permit in Kazakhstan.

In case of emergency, you can get ART for 1-2 months by contacting an NGO.


Web site: www.pereboi.kz