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Living in Denmark

Here you can read a short introduction to general health care inquiries and HIV care management for people living with HIV (PLHIV), who are moving to Denmark. Please feel free to contact us at info@remove-this.hiv-danmark.dk with any questions you might have.

In general people with an EU-citizenship, which is different from a residence permit issued to a non-national in another EU-country, are as such entitled to work and stay in Denmark. For people coming from outside the EU different kinds of visa restrictions will apply.

People who achieve residence permits, hold student visas etc. in Denmark have free access to health care. That means in practical terms that everyone should have access to a General Practitioner (GP), also called a family doctor and a specialist in general medicine.
The GP is usually the first point of contact for most citizens to health care delivery. A GP functions as a gatekeeper to further referrals.

HIV treatment

Living with HIV you will be referred to specialist treatment in Denmark. All known HIV cases are referred to outpatient clinics for HIV-treatment. If you are on HIV treatment, your current HIV doctor might help refer you to an HIV specialist in Denmark. It can take a little while to transfer you to a Danish HIV treatment facility, so it is a good idea to bring prescription drugs for your HIV treatment.
Going to your first appointment in Denmark it could be an advantage to bring an English resume on your previous HIV treatment with contact details of your current doctor.
See this link for contact details for the different outpatient clinics (hospitals).

Initiating your treatment in Denmark, i.e. not having been on treatment before in Denmark, you have to be referred by your e.g. GP, a checkpoint or a clinic for STI testing. Again, you are welcome to contact us on our e-mail info@remove-this.hiv-danmark.dk

Reimbursement

Once you hold a health insurance card, normally all costs connected to HIV treatment (tests, check-ups, consultations, medication etc.) are covered by the regional health services. If you have just entered Denmark be sure to check up on how you are covered by your current health insurance. In connection with your job your employer might have signed a private agreement on health insurance to cover any gaps for expenses relating to the public provision of HIV health care that you might not be covered by.

Counseling

You might have other questions that relates to your personal life as PLHIV or relative. Psychosocial counseling is available by the Danish AIDS-Foundation free of charge for all PLHIV, relatives and bereaved in Denmark. Please contact samtale@remove-this.aidsfondet.dk to learn more.