Checkpoint

With us you can be tested quickly, anonymously & free if you are a man who has sex with men or a transperson.

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Quick test

At CheckPoint Skåne we carry out HIV and syphilis tests with fast results.
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SMS reminders

We offer an SMS reminder service that you can sign up to.
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Completely anonymous

You are always treated anonymously and with respect for who you are.
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Drop-in or book an appointment

We offer tests in the evening and during the day.

How does it work?

At CheckPoint Skåne we carry out tests with fast results. The test uses a small drop of blood from a finger. You are always treated anonymously and with respect for who you are. You can ask any questions you may have about the risk levels of your own sex life. You get the result of the test within a few minutes. The test gives a reliable result 8 weeks after you were exposed to any risk.

What do we do?

At CheckPoint Skåne we carry out HIV and syphilis tests with fast results. We also offer home testing for chlamydia, gonorrhea, mycoplasma and trichomonas. Carry out the test at home and post it to the laboratory.

For who?

Our target group is men who have sex with men or transpersons – regardless of sexual practice.

In Sweden, HIV is 80 times more common among men who have sex with men compared to the population at large. At many of our most popular holiday destinations, HIV is even more common. Although many use condoms during anal intercourse, sometimes condoms are not used or things don’t go as planned.

The group of people newly infected with syphilis is largely dominated by men who have sex with men. A lot of people are infected overseas.

Why be tested?

HIV is an infection that is easy to treat. It is advantageous to be treated early. For most people it means living as long as someone without HIV. With the proper treatment, the risk of spreading the infection to others is reduced to zero.

At CheckPoint Skåne we offer both HIV and syphilis tests with fast results. HIV treatment works so well that sickness is prevented. For syphilis the treatment is curative. It is important to detect both the infections as soon as possible.

How often?

You decide how often you wish to test for HIV and syphilis. It depends on your sex life. We recommend being tested at least once a year, but for many it may be wise to consider testing every three or six months.

What does the test result show?

If the test shows that you have HIV, you will be offered a follow-up appointment at the infection clinic for a confirmatory test and get the opportunity to receive treatment. We collaborate with healthcare services and you will be offered an appointment without delay. We can offer you continued support with our counsellors, if you wish.

If the syphilis test shows that you have anti-bodies in your blood, you will be offered a follow-up test within healthcare services. This determines whether it is a current syphilis infection or not.

Opening hours

The simplest and easiest thing is to come to our drop-in clinic on Tuesdays between 17-19, except public holidays. You don’t need to book an appointment, just come down. You can find us at Drottninggatan 36 in Malmö.

We also offer appointments during the day. It is also possible to book an appointment for advice without a test.

Reminder

Would you like a reminder of your next test? We offer an SMS reminder service that you can sign up to!

  • A completely free SMS service.
  • Text TRE, SEX or TOLV to 71111. If you want the reminder in English, text THREE, SIX or TWELVE.
  • You will be sent a reminder according to your selection. To stop the service, text RFSLSTOP to 71111.

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