AHF Checkpoint offers free and confidential rapid HIV testing, counseling and advice for all who need it. Tests are performed by qualified HIV testing counsellors using the most advanced rapid testing technology. Using a blood sample from the finger, the test detects if the blood contains HIV antibodies. You will receive an on-the-spot test result. Although the test is over 99% accurate, following a preliminary positive (reactive) result an additional test is required in a treatment center for diagnosis. Our counselors will always refer you to healthcare facilities in this case. Our counselors will offer their full support in this process. For further STI screening you will be referred to your GP or to a GGD STI polyclinic in your area of residence.
We also test on location in our mobile testing van and are present on several out- and indoor events to offer testing. Contact us if you want to know where you can get an HIV test close to you
It is the AHF Checkpoint’s mission to contribute to early detection and treatment of HIV in The Netherlands by offering rapid testing and counseling in a non-medical, low threshold setting. We offer confidential walk-in HIV testing in safe, non-judgmental environment, same-day results and referral to STI testing facilities. We work in the afternoons and evening, on weekends, at the time that works best for you.
Our rapid testing program is qualitatively overseen by the co-founders and coordinators of previous Checkpoint Amsterdam.
As of September 2018, we initiated a "pop-up" Checkpoint in Rotterdam which will be opened to the public every 2nd and last Wednesday. Like our Amsterdam Checkpoint, all our services are accessible for everybody, free, anonymous, non-judgemental and no appointment is needed. Please see the location tab how to reach us.
The pop-up Checkpoint is a collaboration from AHF Europe, Stichting HIV Portaal Rotterdam and Stichting Humanitas.
The Los Angeles-based AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) is a global nonprofit organization providing cutting-edge medicine and advocacy to more than 683678 people in 39 countries in Africa, North and South America, Asia and Europe. We are currently the largest provider of HIV/AIDS medical care in the U.S.
AHF funds its mission to rid the world of AIDS through a network of pharmacies, thrift stores, healthcare contracts and other strategic partnerships. Generating new, innovative ways of treatment, prevention and advocacy has been the hallmark of our success. We are currently leading a mass testing initiative to identify and treat the 25 million people who are unaware they are infected.
By advocating big goals–such as having 1 billion people tested each year–AHF hopes to eliminate older, more time-consuming methods. Since 1987, AHF has cared for thousands of people living with HIV and AIDS worldwide. As we create and implement new programs in communities across the U.S. and abroad, we expand delivery of healthcare and influence over policy with the aim of saving more lives.