Guide to HIV resources in Norway
Below is a list of NGOs and government agencies involved in the HIV/AIDS effort in Norway. Do not hesitate to contact us if you need any help.
Aksept – centre for people affected by HIV
Aksept welcomes you regardless of your refugee status, lifestyle, skin colour, experience with drugs, sex, age, sexual identity or whether you have been HIV positive a long time or are newly diagnosed. Aksept offers a meeting place in a beautiful four storey house with large gardens. The house is made up of three sections ‘Day Clinic’, ’24 Hour Respite Care’ and ‘The Open Space’
Gay and Lesbian Health Norway (Helseutvalget)
Gay and Lesbian Health Norway’s role is to prevent HIV infection among men who have sex with men. Gay and Lesbian Health Norway started as a volunteer organization for homosexuals in 1983. The founding idea was that men who have sex with men could most effectly change behaviour within their own community, in order to prevent the spread of HIV.
The Olafia Clinic in Oslo
The Olafia Clinic is a centre of counselling, health checks and treatment of sexually transmitted infections and HIV. Anonymity can be assured for people who visit the Olafia Clinic for advice or a possible HIV test. If you wish to remain anonymous you must return in person to the clinic to collect your test results.
The HIV Fund – Help in a difficult situation
The HIV Fund supports individual residents in Norway who are HIV positive or living with AIDS, together with limited research related projects. The Foundation is a merger between ‘The Norwegian HIV Fund in memory of Gudmund Bakaas’, The Henki Hauge Karlsen Memorial Fund’ and ‘The Per Høydahl Bequest’, and in the memories of those named. Applications must be received by May 1st and October 1st each year.
NOAS - Norwegian Organisation for Asylum Seekers
NOAS assists each asylum seeker by providing necessary information about the asylum process in Norway. They also give individual advice in relation to each person’s application for protection. The goal is to ensure that all applicants receive proper, fair and decent treatment within the Norwegian judicial system. This includes everything from providing documentation, to qualified lawyers as well as evaluating the authorities case management with regard to therelevant legislation.
The Norwegian Institute of Public Health (FHI)
This government agency’s objective is to improve the public health by focusing on health promotion and preventive aspects. The Norwegian Institute of Public Health is a national centre for expert knowledge of epidemiology, infectious disease control, environmental medicine, forensic toxicology and research on drug abuse.
The Directorate of Health (Hdir)
The Norwegian Directorate of Health is the competent authority within those two areas responsible for technical and certain administrative functions. It is accountable to the Ministry of Health and Care Services and the Ministry of Labour and Social Inclusion.