4.11.2020

STI TESTING CLINIC FOR TRANS AND NON-BINARY PEOPLE

Two people waiting to be tested for STI's

Hivpoint organizes an STI testing clinic for trans and non-binary people at Hivpoint’s Helsinki office on 17th of November from 4pm to 6pm. The testing event is part of yearly TransHelsinki week. The testing services are free of charge.

Where will the STI testing clinic for trans and non-binary people take place?

The clinic will take place at Hivpoint’s Helsinki office at Unioninkatu 45 K.  Unfortunately, the office space is not wheelchair accessible. You can book an appointment for the clinic from Hivpoint’s phone helpline or chat. The phone line is open from Monday to Thursday from 9.30am to 12.00pm, tel. 0207 465 705 and the chat at hivpoint.fi fi is open from Monday to Thursday from 12.30pm to 3.30pm. You can also book an appointment by sending an e-mail to sami.tuunainen(at)hivpoint.fi.

Read more about Hivpoint’s other testing services here.

How is the STI testing done?

At the clinic you can get tested for Chlamydia and Gonorrhea, samples can be taken from urine, throat and anus. The urine sample and the anal swab is taken by the client in the toilet following the instructions. The clinic staff can also take the anal swab if needed. Syphilis and HIV are tested from blood. Hepatitis C test is available based on a risk evaluation.

You shouldn’t urinate at least an hour before giving the urine sample. Please notice that Chlamydia and Gonorrhea tests cannot be taken if you are on antibiotics. The tests can be taken a week after antibiotic treatment.

Read more about STI’s and how to test them here.

Because of the laboratory system you need to show your identity card. Note that you don’t need a Finnish social security number or residence permit in Finland to use the clinic service.

STI testing clinic for trans and non-binary people and COVID-19

Hands should be washed when entering the clinic. The clinic staff is using a face mask and the clients are also recommended to use one. Face masks are provided at the clinic. If you show any symptoms of flu, please don’t attend the clinic.