The right to treatment and follow-up According to the Infectious Disease Control Act, HIV Infection is defined as an infectious disease of special importance for public health. This means that people who are HIV positive have some special rights and responsibilities. People with HIV infection are entitled to free essential treatment for HIV infection and assistance to avoid transmitting infection. Treatment includes doctor consultations, tests and medicines.
This right applies to everyone residing in Norway, including tourists and people without legal residence in Norway.
People with HIV infection are entitled to reimbursement from the Social Security Insurance Scheme for preventive dental treatment according to government rates. The dentist decides if you are entitled to recover your costs.
People with HIV infection are entitled to free psychological help to come to terms with their HIV diagnosis. A referral from a doctor is necessary, but the benefit is payable for up to three consultations without a referral.
Treatment must be approved by a specialist in clinical psychology with a contract for operating subsidies from the regional health authority.