Do you want to know if you are infected? Take the test. At P&G292 the test is free and you can take it anonymously. As a sex worker with lots of sexual partners you should take the test every three months for an STI check up.

You can be tested for: Chlamydia, Gonorrhea, Hepatitis B, Syphilis and HIV. If necessary you can also get tested for Herpes Genitalis, Genital warts, Pubic Lice, Scabies and LGV (infection of lymph nodes).

Visit us as soon as possible in case of:

  • Condom break or unsafe sex
  • STI symptoms
  • A sex partner has warned you for his/her STI

What does a consultation mean?

What we will do, what tests you will take, depends on your information.

Questions (anamnesis/case history)

In the consulting room a nurse will ask you a few questions to find out what tests are needed. The questions will be about your sexual partners for example.

Blood tests

A blood test is for Syphilis, HIV, possibly for Hepatitis B.

Physical examination

Women will have their vagina examined with a speculum (a beak formed tool); for men the screening may mean that a swab from the urethra (urine tube) may be obtained. Men should also be prepared to urinate into a container (they can go to the toilet after the examination). The doctor may also take a throat swab or a swab from the anus. If necessary there will be other check-ups as well.

Self-tests

Sometimes you can take self-tests as part of the general check-up. Women could take the vaginal swab themselves, for example, men could provide a urine sample.

How long does the physical check-up take?

Generally speaking the check-up will take 15 -30 minutes. Naturally it may take longer when you have specific complaints.

Results

You can expect results in a week. When everything is fine, we will send you a text message; if there is anything to report, we will call you to explain things. We can send you log-in codes if you wish, so that you can read about the results yourself.

Fill in this form for an appointment.

Medical test centres

Free STI test (anonymously) at P&G292. In the Amsterdam area also: Area Health Authority (GGD) the STI polyclinic. Tests are free and can be taken anonymously. For online appointments.

Male sex workers in the Amsterdam area can order a self-test on the website: ‘Man to man’(Man tot man).  The test will be sent to your address. For a blood sample you can go to a laboratory in your area. This is free and can be done anonymously.

You can also visit your own GP (family doctor) for a test. The costs in this case are the deductible of your health insurance, which means they must be paid out of pocket. Check with your health insurance company. Tell your doctor that you are a sex worker, so that you will get a complete STI test.

If you live and work outside the Amsterdam area you can visit your own Area Health Authority (GGD).