Get tested for HIV
If you need to get an HIV test during this corona situation, please contact our counseling services and we can discuss your choices to get tested.
Hivpoint’s testing services will re-open in Helsinki and Tampere on 19th of May. Hivpoint’s Oulu office re-opens on 4th August. Walk-in and Checkpoint testing services have been previously carried out without scheduled appointments but now due to the COVID-10 situation testing is always by appointment. Testing days will be held one or two days a week. You can book an appointment from our phone service p. 0207 465 705 (mon-thu 10am to 3.30pm).
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.
Oulu and Tampere:
Anonymous, free walk-in HIV test in Oulu and Tampere once a month from 2pm to 4pm, no appointment needed.
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