Sick leave

Sick leave in case of HIV infection

What applies when you receive an HIV diagnosis is very different from person to person. However, what is said in the guidelines in general is that the HIV infection itself does not affect the ability to work, that is, it does not constitute a basis for sick leave. Much depends on how you feel and to what extent you can work. Therefore, it is difficult to provide the right information here for your particular situation

Special high risk cover

If you have a medically well-documented illness that means you probably have to be away from work at least ten times a year, you can apply for special high-risk protection. With special high-risk protection, you can receive sick pay from day one. In addition, your employer receives compensation for the entire sick pay cost from Försäkringskassan.

More information on Försäkringskassan’s website.

Preventive sickness benefit

You can receive preventive sickness benefit if you undergo medical treatment or medical rehabilitation to prevent illness or shorten the duration of the illness. You receive preventive sickness benefit for the time you are prevented from working due to the treatment.

The rules on the qualifying day of sickness do not apply to preventive sickness benefits. This means that preventive sickness benefits can be paid from the first day of treatment. The treatment or rehabilitation must be prescribed by a doctor and be part of a plan that is approved by the Social Insurance Agency.

In order for you to be entitled to preventive sickness benefits, you need:

-a doctor to have established a high risk of disease.

– the disease that you are at risk of contracting is such that it is expected to reduce your ability to work.

-a doctor that has prescribed the treatment.

Medical treatment or medical rehabilitation can be regular medical care, physical therapy, vision and hearing rehabilitation, occupational therapy, testing of disability aids as well as counseling and support measures.

Riksförbundet Noaks Ark

Sign up for our newsletter

Subscribe to our newsletter

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.