Testing services are closed until further notice to prevent the spread of corona virus.

HIV and Coronavirus (COVID-19)

27.3.2020

koronaAre all HIV positive in great risk if they get the coronavirus decease (COVID-19) and do they automatically belong to a risk group? How should you be prepared when there is a pandemic. Read the article and find out. This article was originally published at the Terrence Higgins Trust website and is written by Dr Michael Brady.

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Women´s rights in Finland

27.3.2020

Women´s rights in FinlandFinland has, for a long time, been regarded as one of the first countries to grant women the right to participate in politics, and it has still been deemed as one of the world’s leaders for promoting gender equality.

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Epidemiology of HIV – HIV epidemics globally

11.3.2020

HIV epidemics globallyThe Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) has set targets to help end the HIV epidemic. The targets are for 2020 and are called 90-90-90. These targets mean that by 2020, 90% of people living with HIV will know their status, 90% of people diagnosed with HIV will receive antiretroviral therapy and 90% of the people receiving this therapy will ...

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IS YOUR HIV TEST POSITIVE WHEN YOU ARE UNDETECTABLE?

25.2.2020

TestauskuvaGlobal and local campaigns have spread information about HIV not transmitting when a person is on effective HIV medication. The message is clear. When a person living with HIV has an undetectable viral load, HIV does not transmit even in sex without a condom. Sometimes people may think that the undetectable viral load means that an HIV test would ...

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Epidemiology of HIV – HIV epidemics in Finland

17.2.2020

HIV epidemics in FinlandYou might have heard the term “HIV epidemic”. The word epidemic usually refers to a widespread and infectious disease, but many do not know what an epidemic is when it comes to HIV. Epidemics do not have to be global and can be very concentrated amongst  certain groups.

For this post, we interviewed Kirsi Liitsola from the Finnish National Institute of ...

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Apply to be a Hivpoint health buddy!

25.1.2020

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Are you Hivpoint’s new health buddy? Apply now!

Hivpoint is looking for health buddies to lead sexuality education workshops in migrant and refugee communities. The health buddies will spread knowledge about sexual health, including HIV and sexually transmitted infections, in their own communities using methods of their own liking. Read more about the health buddy program from

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The price of PrEP went down significantly in Finland

15.1.2020

Prep-hiv-lääke kädelläThe price of PrEP medicine went down more than 30 percent today and is now less than 50€ for 30 pills! According to our survey targeted to men who have sex with men, 50 euros is the maximum price per month people are willing to pay for the PrEP meds.

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HIV medication – what to know?

8.1.2020

Copy of What to know about HIV medication Have you ever wondered how HIV medication works and if there is anything to consider when starting HIV treatment? We have talked to clinical doctor, Jussi Sutinen, who treats people living with HIV in Helsinki.

Once HIV is diagnosed, a resistance test of the virus will be made and after this the doctor will know what ...

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TESTING AND COUNSELLING SERVICES ON BREAK OVER THE HOLIDAYS

19.12.2019

HAPPY HOLIDAYS!

The Hivpoint testing and counselling services are on break over the holidays.

The counselling services are closed 23 December 2019 to 7 January 2020.

The next HIV testing days:

  • Checkpoint in Helsinki 2 January 2020
  • Walk in testing in Helsinki 13 January 2020

See you next year!

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