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HIV test

GET TESTED FOR HIV AT NOAKS ARK IN VÄXJÖ

At Noaks Ark Småland & Halland you can take an HIV test and get results straight away.
Our office is centrally located at Kungsgatan 15 B. We are open for drop-in visits on Mondays from 17.00 to 20.00. The HIV test is both anonymous and free!

Self-sampling of Chlamydia

At our facility you can even pick up a free self-administered Chlamydia kit.

  

How the HIV test works

The test works by pricking the finger and smearing some blood drops on the test strip. The results will be ready after 15 minutes. While we wait for the results we have time for questions and concerns.

Early detection is important

It’s important to know if you have HIV early as it increases your chance of better care and treatment. It also limits the chance of spreading the infection. Testing yourself at Noaks Ark is simple, discreet, and free. You will meet experienced staff available for conversation and support about your concern and anxiety. Noaks Ark never denies a test to someone, regardless of sex, age, “degree” of risky behavior, or if the person is part of a risk group or not.

Our tests

We use a so called rapid test, which means a prick of the finger and you get your answer within 15 minutes. The tests that we use – Alere Determine HIV-1/2 – is approved by the medical products agency (Läkemedelverket) and has the same reliability as the tests taken in the crook of the elbow and analyzed in a laboratory

Can i test myself directly after a risky encounter?

The rapid test we use reacts to antibodies against hiv, which for the majority of people can be detected between three to six weeks after infection. In the Swedish health care system the guideline is to wait eight weeks after a risky encounter to rule out HIV 1 and twelve weeks to rule out HIV 2. (Six weeks in the laboratory-based combination tests). We recommend early testing even if the test may need to be supplemented by a later test. That way you will have the opportunity to talk about your concerns and risk situation and see how the test works.

Do you have questions about HIV or the test?

Call Noaks Ark Direct 020-78 44 40, anonymous and free of charge.
It will not appear on your phone bill that you have called.
Or call Noaks Ark Småland & Halland, 0470-193 81.

        

 

Drop-in Mondays at 17.00-20.00

Extra opening hours:
European testingweek
Tuesday November 21, drop-in 17.00-18.00
Wednesday November 22, drop-in 17.00-18.00
Thursday November 23, drop-in 17.00-18.00

Closed:
Monday December 25
Monday January 1

Located: Kungsgatan 15 B, Växjö. Find us
Tel: 0470-193 81

We who work here

Testers

Elli Mokus, verksamhetsansvarig och KBT-terapeut.

Farhad Khaghani, verksamhetsansvarig och KBT-terapeut.

Amir Beglerbegovic, leg. sjuksköterska och KBT-terapeut.

Charlotte Carmvall, leg. sjuksköterska, leg. KBT-terapeut.

Inger Fransson, leg. sjuksköterska och skolsköterska.

Jonas Lundborg, underskötare och sexolog.

Inger Löfgren, leg. sjuksköterska, barnmorska och sexolog.

Lena Håkansson, leg. sjuksköterska, barnmorska och sexolog.

Guje Larsson, leg. sjuksköterska och barnmorska.

Ann-Louise Breider, leg sjuksköterska.

Medical Officer

Consultant Per Forsberg, Region Kronoberg

Host / Hostess

Sebbe Anari

Erika Sundberg

Cattis Webster

Veronica Bolinder

Erika Berntsson

Tilda Johansson

Emmy Dufvenberg