Competent in questions of sexual health
Sexual health is more than the absence of diseases and sexual dysfunction. It is a state of physical, emotional, mental and social well-being. Sexual health requires a positive and respectful approach to your own sexuality and sexual relationships, free of oppression, discrimination and violence. HIV-prevention itself contributes torwards the aid of sexual health.
Definition by the WHO: Sexual Health (Link)
Aim of all of our services is to support competence on sexual health. For that purpose we are providing information, counselling and assistance concerning HIV/AIDS as well as sexually transmitted infections – regardless of personal circumstances, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion and political views.
Counselling and TestCounselling with focus on sexual health, HIV and other sexually transmitted infections (STI), as well as anonymous HIV and Syphilis tests.
Care of HIV-positive PeopleWe support people who live with HIV in coping with their challenges and provide answers to any questions about HIV that may arise.
Man to ManWe address all men who have sexual contacts with other men, regardless of its frequency. Let's talk from man to man.
WorkshopsWorkshops on "Sexual health, HIV/AIDS and other sexually transmitted infections" for adolescents, educators, professionals and interested adults.
The following tests are available at AIDS-Hilfe Steiermark:
anonymous & free of charge - results after 3-6 days
HIV-test of the 4th generation (Antibody/Antigen-test)
anonymous, 28 € (cash only) - results about 30 minutes after blood draw
anonymous, 106 € (cash only) - results after a week
direct virus confirmation
anonymous, 18 € (cash only) - results after 3-6 days
Personal counselling and test
Before the blood draw, a personal counselling interview will be conducted. In the interview you will choose a code word. In order to unmistakably assign test results, you will receive a card with this code word on it. Further, important information concerning the test are discussed in the interview and you will be able to ask questions yourself.
Test results are exclusively returned in person, not on the telephone and also not to other people. Insofar you are tested anonymously, no written confirmations are handed out.
Test and blood draw
A HIV-test detects whether or not a person was infected with HIV during an unsafe situation. In case of an infection, the human immune system raises antibodies. A Test searches for such antibodies. The raising of antibodies varies from person to person – it takes at least 2 weeks but not longer than 6 weeks. If no antibodies are found in the blood 6 weeks after the last unsafe situation, HIV infection can be excluded. A HIV-Rapid Test accordingly excludes an infection only after 12 weeks.
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