The STI tests should not be taken too early from the possible transmission. Chlamydia and Gonorrhea can be tested earliest after 5 days from the possible transmission. These tests have to take from urethal (urine), troath and anal. In the case of syphilis (blood test), you should wait 3-6 weeks, and in the case of HIV (blood test or rapid test), up to one-three months from the suspected incident. The HIV tests involve detecting antibodies of the HI-virus and most cases can take up to two months to develop. The negative test result of the HIV test is reliable when the test is taken three months after the last possible transmission.
Checkpoint is always free of charge. Also services within public health care are for the most part free of charge, and in some cases, treatments and medication as well.
Checkpoint rapid HIV testing
Services for STI testing, Hepatitis An anonymous and free of charge rapid HIV testing service in Helsinki on Mondays and Thursdays.
Checkpoint STI Testing Clinic
STI testing for gay and bisexual men and other men who have sex with men. The clinic is held every one or two months in Helsinki. By appointment!
Testing services for HIV @mobile unit and Sauna Vogue, Hepatitis A and B vaccinations.
Other places for testing
If you suspect that you have contracted some other sexually transmitted disease or you have symptoms, you should contact your local clinic.