Next walk-in HIV testing in Hivpoint Helsinki is on February 24th between 2pm and 6pm. Read more here.

Epidemiology of HIV – HIV epidemics in Finland


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!


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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


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?


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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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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Hivpoint Innovation Day vol. 3, join us on 25 January!


Innovaatiopäivä 3 EN UUSIWe are organizing our third Innovation Day on 25 January from 10:30am to 4:30 pm in Helsinki. This event will give a space for people with an immigrant background to  develop concrete tools and methods to support the work that we do at Hivpoint with multicultural communities in Finland. The event also gives a great chance to become a part ...

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U=U: Breaking down stigma in societal structures


Tapani Valkonen from Hiv-Finland gives an interview on the importance of U=UU=U is a campaign that shares knowledge about HIV-treatment and the effective HIV medication. It also promotes the human and sexual rights of the people living with HIV. The most important message is that HIV does not transmit in sex without a condom if the person living with ...

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U=U, HIV doesn’t transmit when the treatment is effective


U=U logoU=U is short for undetectable equals untransmittable. Basically, it means that HIV does not transmit when a person is on effective medication. U=U is a global campaign driven by people who work around HIV and human rights activists. Reducing stigma is at the core of the campaign. But what do the words undetectable and untransmittable mean in this context?

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