HIV/AIDS and housing
This section outlines the range of housing options available to people with HIV or AIDS. It gives information about types of problems faced by those with HIV/AIDS and the accommodation options available. This section deals only with issues specific to people with HIV/AIDS.
A person with HIV/AIDS has similar housing needs to anybody else. However, inadequate or unsuitable housing can cause greater hardship to a person with HIV/AIDS.
HIV/AIDS can be a cause of harassment, intimidation, unfair treatment and estrangement. The HIV status of a person should be disclosed only with her/his consent and if it will assist her/him.
Surviving partners and members of the family may be legally eligible to succeed to a tenancy.
Local authorities and other housing providers should be sensitive to the needs of people with HIV/AIDS and the issues which surround the provision of services to them.
This section provides information on legislation to protect people with HIV from discrimination.
Last updated: 29 December 2014