Discriminated against? Let us know

Is your dentist refusing to treat you because you're HIV-positive? Is someone you know telling everyone that you're HIV-positive? You don't have to put up with it. Let the Swiss AIDS Federation know if you have experienced injustice, or if someone you know who is HIV-positive has suffered discrimination.

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The Swiss AIDS Federation functions as the federal reporting office for discrimination and infringements of privacy related to HIV and AIDS. We rely on reports from you to build a comprehensive picture of discrimination today, to fight it, and to provide the information people need.

Those living with HIV continue to be disadvantaged, and face discrimination in many different areas of their lives. For example, many life insurers still categorically reject applications from HIV-positive individuals. Discriminatory behaviour also remains rife in the world of work. Applications ask for HIV tests and, after an individual has been "outed" as HIV-positive, they are sacked, or their data protection rights are violated. They may find that their neighbours no longer want to use the same washing machine, because they are afraid of becoming infected with HIV.

Don't stay silent – tell us what has happened

Send us the form shown below. It's up to you whether you stay anonymous or give us your contact details.
Alternatively, write to our legal information office at recht@aids.ch

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Discrimination report form:

Please give a brief description of the incident. The report can cover everything that you feel was unjust.

If you have checked one or both of the above options, we will need your mail address or telephone number. We are subject to a duty of confidentiality, and your personal details will be treated in the strictest confidence.

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