The testing services offered by Aids Hilfe Wien include a personal counselling interview, a blood sample and a discussion of the results. During the counselling interview you will receive general information on sexually transmitted diseases and on the testing options. Together with the counsellors you will find out which test is suitable for you.
You can also ask questions about your sexual health and specific topics such as PEP, PrEP, ChemSex, etc. There is also the possibility to clarify open points during the discussion of the results. The anonymous HIV lab test is free of charge, all other tests can be done for a fee. Payment of this fee is only possible in cash (no payment by ATM or credit card).
An appointment is still necessary. An FFP2 mask must be worn upon entry and during the entire time of attendance!
In case of illness, please cancel your appointment by phone. Please come without an accompanying person, as we still have a strict person restriction.
Basically, everyone should know their own HIV status. Only then can you take care of your own health and that of your (sexual) partners. An early HIV diagnosis also enables an early start of therapy. On the one hand, this has a very positive influence on the course of the disease, and on the other hand, it prevents new infections, since HIV-positive people cannot pass on the virus when they are receiving effective therapy.
You will receive the results of the HIV laboratory test and PCR test - exclusively in person - 1 week after the test during the results discussion. You will receive the results of your HIV rapid test on the same day, whereby a reactive ("positive") test result requires confirmation by means of an HIV laboratory test.
An HIV test is only meaningful a few weeks after the risk has been taken (in this context, one also speaks of the "diagnostic window"):
During the counseling session, you and the counselor will decide which test is best for you.
For a fee, you can take a hepatitis B and C test. Due to the legal obligation to register, a photo ID is required for the test.
You will receive the result of the hepatitis test one week after the blood sample has been taken. You are also welcome to ask for it by phone during our telephone consultation hours at 01/599 37 - 8426.
venous blood sampling
The time between infection and the appearance of the disease is two weeks to six months for hepatitis B and hepatitis C (incubation period). If you are not currently vaccinated against hepatitis B, a titer test is recommended. During the counseling session, you and your counselor will decide whether a hepatitis test is necessary for you.
At the Aids Hilfe Wien you can take a syphilis test anonymously for a fee.
You will receive the result of the syphilis test one week after the blood sample has been taken. You are also welcome to ask for it by phone during our telephone consultation hours at 01/599 37 - 8426
venous blood sampling
A syphilis infection can be ruled out for sure three weeks after a potential risk contact, provided there has been no syphilis infection in the past. In this case, we ask you to inform your counsellor of this during the interview.
Chlamydia and Gonnorhoea (Gonorrhoea) are curable, bacterial infections that can also be transmitted during safe sex. Condoms reduce the risk of infection, but not completely. Untreated chlamydia infections can lead to infertility. Untreated gonorrhoea infections can lead to inflammation of the internal sex organs, infertility and joint inflammation on the fingertips..
For a fee you can do a self-smear test for chlamydia and gonorrhea.
|Self-smear-test for chlamydia and gonnorrhea|
Men: oral and rectal self-smears; genital via urine sample
Women: oral, vaginal and rectal self-smears; genital via urine sample
A negative smear result for chlamydia means that an infection can be ruled out up to 3 weeks before it is carried out, for gonorrhoea already up to 2 weeks.