Your Choice

There are lots of things that protect your confidentiality, and many people don’t experience any problems, but if something does go wrong this guide will help you to understand the details of how things work.

This guide explains the rules on confidentiality. It looks mainly at health and social care services, but also covers confidentiality issues in other areas like employment

As with any long-term condition, health and social care professionals need to keep information about your health and HIV treatment so they can provide care safely. Insurance companies might ask about your health if you apply for insurance, and employers may record information about your health relevant to your work. With widened access to information, it’s important that you understand what protects your confidentiality and know your rights.

Your Choice: A guide to confidentiality and HIV in Scotland [PDF - 1MB]