Checkpoint: Rapid test for HIV and syphilis, completely anonymous and free of charge
anonymous and free of charge
For men who have sex with men
Checkpoint is a testing service for men who have sex with men. The guys you meet at Checkpoint and who perform the tests are themselves part of this group. They are not health professionals but peers.
Checkpoint offers rapid test for HIV and syphilis. This test is totally anonymous and free of charge. And you will get the test result before you leave.
In addition Checkpoint offers testing for gonorrhea and chlamydia. These samples are analyzed at the Olafia clinic (Olafiaklinikken) who will need your name, social security number and contact information to provide you with the test results. This test is not anonymous, but free if charge.
Due to the pandemic Sjekkpunkt (Checkpoint) has new routines. The test room will be desinfected after each test and this may extend the latency.
We kindly ask all visitors to please
- Wash your hands at arrival
- Keep your distance to others
- Do not touch fixtures and fixings
- Rub your hands with alcohol when you leave
Rapid test for HIV and syphilis
Checkpoint provides rapid tests for HIV and syphilis. This test is completely anonymous and free of charge. The rapid tests we use at Checkpoint are reliable after 12 weeks. If you had unprotected sex with a person in a high risk group for having hiv, like a cis- or transgender man who have sex with other men, you should get tested.
When should you take an HIV test?
If you have been exposed to risk, especially through unprotected anal sex with a man who have sex with men, you should take a hiv-test after the 12 week long window period is over. It you usually have multiple sexual encounters without protection, you should get tested frequently or try PrEP.
Welcome to drop-in at Checkpoint
You don't need to book an appointment, register or pay. Checkpoint is staffed by friendly homosexuals and other men who have sex with men, either employees or volunteers. They are peers, not doctors or health personnel, and are trained and used to taking tests and offering counselling.