FAQs


Knowing Is Protection

FAQs

Knowing your HIV status is the key to maintaining optimal health while protecting yourself and your partners from contracting the virus. With free walk-in HIV testing available through AHF Checkpoint and our mobile testing unit throughout The Netherlands, getting testing is easy, convenient, and confidential.

 

Why should I get tested?

Knowing your HIV status is the best way to protect your health and the health of your partner or partners. If you are HIV-positive, early diagnosis gives you the best chance to live a healthy, long life. Around 2,800 in The Netherlands who are HIV-positive do not know it, and could unknowingly infect others. If you are sexually active, get tested. The testing experience at our site is free, quick, easy and 100% judgment-free.

How much will HIV testing cost?

Getting an HIV test is free at all times

How long will the test take?

The actual test time will be from 1 minute to 20 minutes depending on the type of test used.

What kind of tests do we use?

We work with INSTI™ HIV-1/2 Antibody Test (60 second result) which has an accuracy of 99,6%. In case of a reactive result we will perform a second test from a different manufacture.

Who will give me the test?

The test will be administered by a trained and certified HIV testing counselor.

Will I have to answer a lot of personal questions?

We only gather the minimum information necessary to assist us in designing the best health programs for the people we serve. We strive to keep the process as simple as possible.

What if my test results show that I am HIV-positive?

If you receive an HIV-positive test result, our trained and certified counselors will walk you through the next steps. HIV is not curable, but it is treatable and the treatments are highly effective. Caring for those living with HIV is our mission. If you test positive, our knowledgeable staff of counselors and medical providers will be with you to support you every step of the way. Following a preliminary positive (reactive) result an additional test is required in a treatment center for diagnosis. 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.