Good medical care is important after you've been diagnosed as HIV-positive. HIV treatment supports your health and maintains your quality of life. What's more, effective therapy prevents HIV being passed on to your sexual partner.
Although HIV impacts on your everyday life, it is no reason to forego a relationship, sex life or children. Get good advice from an expert. In addition to effective therapy, life with HIV involves a healthy lifestyle with enough exercise and a balanced diet.
Being diagnosed with HIV raises a whole range of legal questions. This is where you'll find information on the most important legal aspects of being HIV-positive, from your health insurance to labour law and criminal liability.
Expert advice and information can help you when you receive the diagnosis of “HIV-positive”. Your regional AIDS centre knows what to do, will help and support you and can provide addresses of medical HIV specialists. If you want to share experiences with other people affected by HIV, your regional AIDS centre can also provide you with addresses and contacts. Free information on the subjects of “HIV and the law” can be obtained from the legal advice service of the Swiss AIDS Federation.