We take part in changing the world with Pride

At Hivpoint, we take joy in being an official Helsinki Pride community partner again this year! As we have specialize in LGBTQ+ sexual health, you can find us beside you at Pride, in everyday life and standing up for the rights of sexual, gender and relationship minorities all year round.

Opening hours of our services this week

Monday

12.30-15.00 Counselling chat

Tuesday

14.00-18.00 STI testing service closed

Wednesday

9.00-11.30 Phone helpline (+358 207 465 705)

Thursday

12.30-15.00 Counselling chat

12.00-16.00 Rapid HIV testing service (walk-in)

Check the exceptional opening hours of services here.

What is good to know about HIV testing?

You cannot know if a person has HIV, based on their looks or based on symptoms. HIV testing is the only way to know for sure. In Finland everyone has the right to be tested for HIV in public health care, where HIV testing and treatment is free and confidential.

A smiling healthcare professional takes a rapid HIV test from a client.

Hivpoint – HIV and STI testing services confidentially and with expertise

Now it is possible to get tested for chlamydia, gonorrhea, syphilis and HIV on a weekly basis at Hivpoint’s office in Kalasatama. The Checkpoint testing service is free of charge.

Testing is mainly available by appointment but once a month it is possible to just walk-in without an appointment.

A person is taking a throat swap from another person. With "Checkpoint is expanding" logo.

Frequently asked questions about living with HIV

When you first find out about your HIV infection, you may have many questions.

Who should I tell about my HIV status? Am I going to live as long as everyone else? What is HIV treatment like? What can I do if I face discrimination? Can I still have sex?

Three persons are talking to each other. There are brochures and condoms on the table.

Prevent, Test, Treat and Enjoy!

STIs are infectious diseases which are transmitted through sexual contact. There are many ways to protect yourself from HIV and other STIs. You decide which one is best for you!

Prevent, Test, Treat and Enjoy Campaign begins!

Hivpoint’s services

Checkpoint services

HIV and STI testing for free in Helsinki, Kalasatama at Checkpoint STI testing service.

Counselling services

We answer your questions about HIV and other STIs by phone and via chat.

For people living with HIV

Support and crisis discussions, wellbeing courses and sexual counselling in Helsinki and remotely.

Information about HIV

Read more about HIV, how it’s transmitted, how to protect yourself from it and how it’s treated.

Hiv voi koskettaa ketä vain. Kuvassa henkilö istuu pöydän ääressä. Pöydällä on hiv-lääkepurkki.

Treating HIV

Hiv medication has revolutionized HIV treatment in the past decades. The lifelong medication helps keep a person living with HIV healthy and stops HIV from transmitting, even during sex without a condom.

Kuvassa kolme lääkepurkkia ja kuvan etulalla erilaisia sinisiä pillereitä, jotka ovat prep-lääkkeitä.

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