HIV testing for migrants and refugees

Page last reviewed 19.4.2021

HIV testing services are currently by appointment

Walk-in HIV testing services are normally carried out without scheduled appointments but now due to the COVID-19 situation, testing is always by appointment. Testing days are usually once a week in Helsinki. HIV testing at the Hivpoint’s Oulu office is currently on hold due to local coronavirus restriction.

In this exceptional situation, Hivpoint’s counselling services will temporarily ask for a customer’s telephone number when booking an appointment for HIV test. The telephone number will be kept safe in the appointment booking system for two weeks so that the customer can be traced if possible coronavirus exposure happens.

Appointment for HIV test can be booked from phone or chat helplines

You can book an appointment from our phone service and chat service. Please, check the schedule for counselling services here >>

HIV rapid test at Hivpoint is free of charge. We offer HIV testing services at the moment only in Helsinki.

Helsinki office has a new address!

Hermannin rantatie 2 B, 00580 Helsinki, Kalasatama (visiting address)
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HIV rapid testing at Hivpoint

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. Read more about HIV testing here.

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).

HIV testing is also available at

  • Health centres (free of charge)
  • Venereal disease outpatient clinics (free of charge)
  • Finnish Student Health Service (free of charge), www.yths.fi
  • Private clinics (subject to a charge) and within occupational health care