Finland’s largest human rights and cultural event, Helsinki Pride Week, will be celebrated from 27th of June to 3rd of July. Hivpoint is the official community partner of the event and organizes a lot of possibilities for encounters according to the theme of Pride. Welcome to meet us in many places: in our office, in a panel discussion, in the chapel of Kallio Church, in the rest area of the motorways, in the forest of Helsinki Central Park, in the parking lots and at the Pride Picnic. Have a nice Helsinki Pride Week you all!
Hivpoint’s program during Helsinki Pride Week
Positive encounters, speeches about stigma
On Tuesday June 28 at 6pm-7.30pm
The Central Library Oodi, 3rd floor, Kirjataivas
Organizer: HivFinland rf
Hivpoint is participating in the panel discussion “Positive Encounters, Speeches on Stigma” organized by HivFinland. Come to listen and participate in the discussion. In Finnish.
Rapid HIV testing in the chapel of Kallio Church in connection with the exhibition About Humanity
On Wednesday June 29 at 4pm-6pm
Kallio Church, in the chapel
Itäinen Papinkatu 2, Helsinki
Organizers: Hivpoint and HivFinland rf
Get an anonymous and free of charge rapid HIV test in the chapel of Kallio Church. At the same time, there is an exhibition by Eero Lahti @leatheero Mister Fetish Finland 2022 – Pictures of humanity through the life of fetish people and hiv-positive people in the chapel. HIV testing is organized by Hivpoint and Positiiviset ry (HivFinland). You can discuss sexual health, living with HIV and the ideas evoked by the pictures in the exhibition with our employees and volunteers. You can get tested for HIV from 4pm to 6pm.
Rapid HIV testing free of charge for sexual and gender minorities at Hivpoint
On Thurday June 30 at 2pm-6pm
Hermannin rantatie 2 B, Helsinki
Anonymous and free of charge, walk-in service rapid HIV testing at Hivpoint’s office in Kalasatama from 2pm to 6 pm. The result is ready in 1 minute. No appointment needed. While getting tested, it is possible to get information about sexual health and sexually transmitted infections. Free condoms, lubes and dental dams are available.
Rapid HIV testing in a mobile unit in connection with Bear Picnic
On Friday July 1 at 6pm-9pm
Bear Picnic in Kallio
Anonymous and free of charge rapid HIV testing is carried out in a camper van next to the cliffs of Linnanmäki in connection with Bear Picnic (Tivolitie). The car is identified by Checkpoint signs. Testing is primarily aimed at gay, bi- and other men who have sex with men. While testing, it is possible to get information about HIV and other STIs and protection against them, as well as PrEP medication.
A Condom Bar and rapid HIV testing in a mobile unit at the Park Party
On Saturday July 2 at 1pm-5pm
the Park Picnic, Kaivopuisto
There is a Condom Bar in the Hivpoint tent at the park where you can get familiar with various condoms, lubricants and oral sex protectors (dental dams) with our guidance. At the tent you can also get information on STIs and various ways and means to prevent them. Opportunity to ask about sexual health! Collect free of charge brochures and tools to prevent HIV and other STIs.
Anonymous and free of charge rapid HIV testing at the Pride Park Picnic in a camper van near the Hivpoint tent. Testing is primarily aimed at gay, bi- and other men who have sex with men. The car is identified by Checkpoint signs.
Rapid HIV testing in a mobile unit in the Laakso parking place and Sauna Vogue
On Sunday July 3 at 2pm-5pm next to the cruising area in the Laakso parking place
On Sunday July 3 at 6pm-9pm in the backyard of Sauna Vogue, Sturenkatu 27
Get tested for HIV in a camper van. Anonymous and free of charge rapid HIV testing. The result is ready in 1 minute. The car is identified by Checkpoint signs. Testing is primarily aimed at gay, bi- and other men who have sex with men.