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Here you’ll find answers to frequently asked questions about mpox – what it is, what the symptoms are, how it’s being transmitted and how you can protect yourself.

HIV/STI testing at RFSL

In some cities, RFSL offers rapid HIV and syphilis testing. These services are open for men who have sex with men and trans people.


Read more about PrEP – HIV preventative medications. We list how to access PrEP in different Swedish regions and offer a self-reporting tool that will help you find out if PrEP is relevant to you.


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.

U=U: undetectable HIV = untransmittable HIV

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.

Mental health

LGBTQI people experience more mental ill health than heterosexual cis people. Here you can read more about RFSL’s work with mental ill health and suicide prevention.

Blood Donation

Since the HIV epidemic began in Sweden, there have been certain rules for blood donation.



RFSL on sex for compensation

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 their human rights and a secure everyday life.