The Checkpoint BLN is a place for sexual health for
– gay and bisexual men,
– trans * and inter * people (regardless of their sexual orientation).
Uncomplicated, open and community-based.
We look forward to seeing you!
Checkpoint BLN offers tests for HIV, syphilis, chlamydia and gonorrhea, as well as medical treatment for these infections. We also advise you on your sexual health, substance use or queer issues.
No strings attached!
We’re here for you – despite Corona
To protect you, we have to limit the amount of people being at the Checkpoint at the same time.
Counsellings in advance to tests and checkups will be held via Zoom video-calls. Please book an appointment for a video-call, where we will discuss what needs to be done and when you can come to the Checkpoint.
The following services are currently only available after an initial video-chat:
– PrEP Check
– HIV/STI Test
PrEP stands for pre-exposure prophylaxis and is the intake of pills that are also used in HIV therapy. PrEP is an effective protection against HIV. It can be taken daily or on-demand. Studies have shown that both are effective.
We talk to you about how to take PrEP, about possible side effects and other important information you need to consider.
The Checkpoint BLN offers PrEP, individual PrEP counselling and the necessary preliminary and accompanying examinations for people with or without health insurance. Costs between 35 and 60 € per appointment might occur for people with no health insurance.
We are sorry that at the moment we can not accept any new starters for our PrEP-programme. If you are already receiving the PrEP from us, we will continue to take care of you – all appointments which have been scheduled earlier will stay valid.
We offer anonymous tests for HIV, syphilis, gonorrhea, chlamydia and hepatitis C. Testing costs between 5 and 25 €, depending on which tests you want to do. If you have a low income, we will of course waive the costs.
Before testing, we will inform you about the test procedure and, if necessary, inform you about the ways of transmission of sexually transmitted infections (STI) and discuss safer sex strategies. If we detect an STI or an HIV infection, we can start treatment immediately at Checkpoint BLN.
We will discuss via Zoom video-call which tests need to be carried out and when it is safe for you to come to the Checkpoint to get them done. Please book the appointment for the initial counselling below.
When having sex, unplanned and unsafe situations happen.
In those situations, a possible HIV infection can be prevented with a high probability with PEP (post-exposure prophylaxis). A PEP should start as soon as possible and within 48 hours.
Don’t waste time and come to us as soon as possible: Mon-Fri 2pm-8pm!
If you have symptoms of a sexually transmitted infection, we can test you at the checkpoint and treat you directly.
Please make an appointment for a video consultation. There we briefly discuss your symptoms, decide which tests are useful, and assign the date for the on-site test.
Do you have concerns or questions about your sexual health? Do you want to talk about your sex life, your risks or your substance use? We listen and advise without prejudice, promptly and anonymously – currently via video chat and telephone.
Make an appointment
Whether test, treatment or advice – book your first appointment very comfortably – you will then receive all the details about the zoom video chat in your email address.
Appointments can be booked one week in advance.
Here’s how it works
1. Choose your desired service
2. Select date, time and your preferred language for the service
3. Discuss your issue with a consultant from our team – you may also get the on-site appointment in this session.
4. For tests and treatments: come to the checkpoint BLN at Hermannstrasse 256-258 on the date agreed in the video chat.
Checkpoint BLN is a community-based center for sexual health issues. We offer counselling about HIV, STI and substance use and provide HIV/STI testing and treatment. In addition, PrEP and PEP are provided to users.
Checkpoint BLN is a cooperation between Berliner Aids-Hilfe e.V., dagnä e.V., Schwulenberatung Berlin and Vivantes Auguste-Viktoria Klinikum. Medical doctors from sex health practices are part of the staff. Checkpoint BLN is funded by Berlin Senate.
Our rooms are located on the 3rd floor and can be reached by elevator. The dimensions of the elevator are: elevator door 80 cm, elevator depth 140 cm. The front door is 84 cm wide and can be expanded if necessary. The remaining doors in our rooms are 92 cm or wider. The toilets are wheelchair accessible. The house entrance has a small threshold of approx. 4 cm. If assistance is required to overcome this threshold, our receptionist can be called on 030 40 36 46 10.
The nearest underground station is U Hermannplatz, which is equipped with elevators.
If you have any questions or comments about accessibility, please send us an email or call us during our opening hours. We are looking forward to your visit!
030 40 36 46 121