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Abolish the obligation to disclose HIV status

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…

Mental health

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

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

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…

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.

HIV and Health Projects

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.

HIV

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.

Testing reminder

If you’re a man and/or trans and have sex with men, you can register for our testing reminder.

Donating Blood

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