Global database on HIV-specific travel and residence restrictions. The database was first created and published on the internet in 1998 by Aids Info Docu Switzerland, the former Swiss AIDS Documentation Centre. The centre published information collected by the Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs, listing restrictions in a number of countries. In 1999, the German AIDS Federation “DAH” conducted a first survey among German embassies abroad and foreign embassies in Germany. The results were published in a resource book for counselling services by local German AIDS service organisations. The Swiss and the German data was merged, and published by Aids Info Docu on its web site.