Working life

HIV is equated with disability and therefore falls under the Act (2003:307) on the prohibition of discrimination. This means that you who are living with HIV may not be discriminated against as an employee or job seeker in terms of eligibility, identification, authorization, registration, approval, or similar that is needed or may be important for you to be able to practice your profession.

You can contact the Discrimination Ombudsman if you have experienced discrimination

If you, due to your HIV status, have to refrain from work according to the Infection Protection Act, you are entitled to a so-called carrier allowance from the Swedish Social Insurance Agency.

It is unusual to have restrictions regarding HIV and professional activities. Treating doctors assess in consultation with infection control doctors whether doctors, dentists, or other healthcare personnel who in their professions come into contact with blood should be given a code of conduct regarding their work.

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Reliable answers about HIV

You can turn to our counseling and ask any questions you want regarding HIV or other sexually transmitted and blood-borne diseases and remain completely anonymous. The call is not registered on your phone bill.

We who answer the phones have over 30 years of experience working with HIV. We are available for you on non-holiday weekdays between 10 am and 12 pm. During week 29 and week 30, we are open Monday, Wednesday, and Friday.