The parliament has decided on a review of the obligation to disclose HIV status, hopefully leading to a removal of the obligation to disclose from the Communicable Diseases Act. If the obligation to disclose is removed, the legislation will finally respect the human rights of people living with HIV. People living with HIV would no…
LGBTQ people are more exposed to mental illness than heterosexual cis people. RFSL wants the authorities, healthcare and society as a whole to acknowledge this act and take specific measures to improve the situation for LGBTQ people.
PrEP (pre-exposure prophylaxis) is HIV medications that can be taken to avoid contracting HIV. PrEP is finally accessible in Sweden. Here you can read more about how to access it where you live.
Gonorrhea is a bacteria that is transmitted through the mucous membranes or through bodily fluids that come in contact with mucous membranes. About 2,500 cases of…
If you are in treatment and have an undetectable viral load HIV can’t be transmitted through sex, even without using a condom. The safest sex you can have is therefore with someone with an undetectable viral load.
RFSL's outreach work with HIV and health consists of the Sexperts' Chat, the Newly Arrived LGBTQ People's Health project, Testpoint, and various different workshops.
If you are sexually active, there are many STIs that you should know about and it is good to get regularly tested.
HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus) is a virus that weakens the body’s immune system and was discovered around 1980. Today, most of the people who are HIV positive in Sweden have access to good and effective treatment, but HIV still cannot be cured.
In some cities, RFSL offers rapid HIV and syphilis testing. These services are open for men who have sex with men and trans people.
If you’re a man and/or trans and have sex with men, you can register for our testing reminder.
Getting tested is the only way to know if you're living with HIV or any sexually transmitted infection (STI). By getting tested, you can get treatment…
For RFSL as a rights organisation it's a matter of course to stand up for that everybody who has sex for compensation should have access to…
RFSL has produced a brochure for newly arrived LGBTQ people, focusing on sexual health and rights for LGBTQ people in Sweden.
Since the HIV epidemic began in Sweden, there have been certain rules for blood donation.
RFSL also provides useful information on LGBTQ parenting.