Of course, Prague Pride includes free and anonymous testing for HIV and alternatively also for syphilis and jaundice type B and C. Use the opportunity to find out your HIV status!
How it goes
Before performing the rapid test itself, pre-test counseling always takes place in the form of an interview. To speed up the testing process, you can complete the pre-test questionnaire in advance online, either in the comfort of your home or on your phone comfortably seated in the festival’s loungers. You can find the questionnaire at https://www.hiv-pomoc.cz/dotaznik?lang=en. When it's your turn for the test itself, you'll just tell the consultant an unique eight-digit code that the system generates when you submit the questionnaire.
Sexually very active individuals should take a test every 3 months, especially if they fail to follow the principles of safe sex. The diagnostic window, i.e. the time from infection to the formation of antibodies, is usually 2 to 3 months long.
Don't be afraid of the test result. In most cases, today's medication can provide HIV+ people with the same quality of life as before infection. However, it is necessary to start the treatment as soon as possible after getting the virus.
The Czech AIDS Help Society (ČSAP) was established at the end of 1989 as an initiative of friends and families of HIV-positive citizens. An important milestone in our activities was the construction of the House of Light social and asylum center at the end of the 1990s. Since then, ČSAP also offers free anonymous testing. The organization implements AIDS counseling and free anonymous testing for HIV antibodies in Prague, Brno, Ostrava, Olomouc, Teplice, Ústí nad Labem, České Budějovice, Hradec Králové, Ústí nad Orlicí and in a mobile counseling center in an ambulance.
COVID-19: To enter this event, you must abide by the following rules. If you don’t stick to them, we unfortunatelly cannot let you in.
- Wear a respirator/nano face mask.
- At the door, produce one of the following:
- negative antigenic test from an official testing site (home-test and a statutory declaration is not sufficient) max. 72 hours old, or
- negative PCR test 7 days old, or
- certificate of full vaccination, i. e. 14 days after the last shot of the vaccine
- certificate on suffering covid-19 in the last 180 days.
To make Pride safe for you, we follow the government measures and the recommendations from the City Health Station. Thank you for helping us too.