Get tested for HIV
You can get an HIV test anonymously at Hivpoint. The test is free of charge. We provide HIV testing in Helsinki, Tampere and Oulu. We use an HIV rapid test which is ready in 1 minute. The test is taken through a blood sample from the fingertip. Our HIV rapid test is as reliable as the blood test performed at laboratories.
We recommend for you to get tested 1–3 months after possible transmission (such as unprotected sex). A negative test result is reliable when it has been three months since the unprotected sex. During this waiting period, it is important to always use a condom in all sexual contacts.
Unfortunately, we are unable to write certificates of HIV test results. If you need a certificate we encourage you to contact e.g. your local health care station (terveysasema).
Free walk-in HIV testing for migrants and refugees in Helsinki every Monday and in Oulu and Tampere once a month
Anonymous, free walk-in HIV test in Helsinki every Monday from 2pm to 6pm, no appointment needed.
Helsinki address: Unioninkatu 45 K, 00170 Helsinki.
Anonymous, free walk-in HIV test in Oulu and Tampere once a month from 2pm to 4pm, no appointment needed on the following dates:
- 19th August 2019
- 23rd September 2019
- 7th October 2019
- 11th November 2019
- 9th December 2019
Anonymous and free of charge HIV rapid testing in Helsinki, Tampere and Oulu for gay and bisexual men and other men who have sex with men. Read more
Other testing opportunities
If you do not identify as any of the above, HIV testing is also available for others once a week with an appointment.
Make an appointment by calling our helpline Mon–Thu from 10 am to 3.30 pm. Tel. +358 207 465 705.
If you are unable to make it, it is important that you cancel your appointment by calling the helpline again.
HIV tests are also conducted at:
- health centres (free of charge)
- venereal disease outpatient clinics (free of charge)
- Finnish Student Health Service (free of charge), www.yths.fi
- Red Cross Pluspoints (free of charge, anonymous) in Turku, Seinäjoki, Kuopio, Joensuu and Jyväskylä, www.redcross.fi
- private clinics (subject to a charge) and within occupational health care