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.
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.