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I need to pass an STD Test, how to do it in Basel

Hi everybody;

I need to have an STD screening test, I am healthy and clean but I still need to pass it. Does anyone know how I might be able to get around it in Basel?

Thanks in advance for the info!

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Hi everybody;

I need to have an STD screening test, I am healthy and clean but I still need to pass it. Does anyone know how I might be able to get around it in Basel?

Thanks in advance for the info!

Not sure I understand your question... You need to have an STD test, you are clean, but you want to get around it (in Basel)...

Are you saying that you want to get it done (as in find a place you need to go, get tested and receive a confirmation of your "cleanness"), or are you trying to get away with not doing it (for some reason other than not "being" clean)?

Providing additional, clearer details might help before someone can post (helpful) advice.
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Hi everybody;

I need to have an STD screening test, I am healthy and clean but I still need to pass it. Does anyone know how I might be able to get around it in Basel?

Thanks in advance for the info!

Why would you need to "get around it" if you are free from any STD's (which I am assuming you mean by indicating that you are "healthy and clean")?
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Not sure I understand your question... You need to have an STD test, you are clean, but you want to get around it (in Basel)...

Are you saying that you want to get it done (as in find a place you need to go, get tested and receive a confirmation of your "cleanness"), or are you trying to get away with not doing it (for some reason other than not "being" clean)?

Providing additional, clearer details might help before someone can post (helpful) advice.
Sorry for the misunderstanding.

I am, as far as I know, clean. I have only had one partner here, and it was my soon-to-be ex-wife, who had sex with another person while we were in a relationship.

I want to get the test done in order to be sure of my "cleanliness", because of course one is never sure completely as soon as another person is involved. I do not want to "get around it" as in "avoid having it done" - I want to pass it freely, and willingly. I want to have the infos in order to get the test done, is what I meant. Sorry about the poor wording choice.

I have not had any signs of bad health whatsoever, everything works as it should and I was assured the extra-marital affair was as protected as it should but it's my health and again, one can never be sure.

Hope that clears the smoke around my question.
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Re: I need to pass an STD Test, how to do it in Basel

I'm guessing he doesn't mean he wants to cheat anyone, just a case of writing not very clearly.
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Ahh, I see, you are asking advice on where to actually have this kind of test performed, I think.

Kudos to you for looking out for your health in this situation; I will defer to those from Basel to advise you further.
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I'm guessing he doesn't mean he wants to cheat anyone, just a case of writing not very clearly.
Exactly
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Ahh, I see, you are asking advice on where to actually have this kind of test.

Kudos to you for looking out for your health in this situation; I will defer to those from Basel to advise you further.
Much obliged, thanks
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Re: I need to pass an STD Test, how to do it in Basel

When I was unemployed and not yet registered, I got tested at the red cross in zurich. It was free or nearly free (in any case I don't remember being shocked by the price) and the red cross has offices in Basel. In any case, that's where I would phone to ask for more info.
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Re: I need to pass an STD Test, how to do it in Basel

Do you have a primary care doctor/GP/hausarzt? That's who'll probably do it for you.
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Re: I need to pass an STD Test, how to do it in Basel

http://www.ahbb.ch/hiv-test.html

or do a google search: Basel AIDS
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Re: I need to pass an STD Test, how to do it in Basel

Found googling, in German, use a translator: http://checkpoint-bs.ch/service/checkpoint/

http://www.bag.admin.ch/hiv_aids/124...x.html?lang=en
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Do you have a primary care doctor/GP/hausarzt? That's who'll probably do it for you.
Yes, but I was wondering if this could be done a bit faster and without having to ask for a few hours free at work in order to visit him. His hours are random at best and the whole process of seeing him irks me.
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Yes, but I was wondering if this could be done a bit faster and without having to ask for a few hours free at work in order to visit him. His hours are random at best and the whole process of seeing him irks me.
Most larger hosiptals have tests. AFAIK these are walk-in and can be done anonymously. Check their websites before going to be sure they do offer the service and check the location and hours.
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Re: I need to pass an STD Test, how to do it in Basel

Alright, so in order to answer someone else (present or future) this question, should it ever rise again, here is what I did:

I went here: http://www.ahbb.ch/hiv-test.html

They can make test for AIDS and Syphilis (AIDS costs 50 CHF and Syphilis 15 CHF, so 65 CHF for both), but nothing else. Same for Checkpoint Basel.

I needed to have an extensive test done, as I am about to start having sexual relationships with someone else who was my committed partner for a number of years but who cheated on me (it is never so simple, but for now, that's the best explanation I can give). The least she (my possible new partner) and I deserve is a fresh, new, and secure new start.

So I headed to my head doctor, who told me he could for sure do the tests, right then and there. I had the choice of having the bill and the results sent to my home, to him directly (and then I go and pay him) or just the bill at home and the results to him and then make a copy. The whole process should take about a week or so, maybe less.

Costs a bit, though. His estimation is about 300 CHF but he is not sure. But they are extended tests, for the whole spectrum of diseases one could get, or at least the majority.

On a more personal note, if you can EVER avoid having one of these tests done, please do. Giving a vial of blood is nothing, but unless you like having a little stick shoved up your penis to collect a sample, it's just unpleasant.

Anyways, it's done and I hope it helps someone in the future.

Thanks for the suggestions!
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Giving a vial of blood is nothing, but unless you like having a little stick shoved up your penis to collect a sample, it's just unpleasant.
For what? In the US, I got tested by rubbing a cotton swab on the inside of my mouth. Never heard or the insertion method.
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Re: I need to pass an STD Test, how to do it in Basel

Good job getting tested and good luck.

One small thing, please refrain from using the term clean. Many people live with HIV, now not such a death sentence as it once was and can live perfectly normal lives with the support of daily medicines etc, they will never likely rid themselves of this virus, however, they are still clean, providing they wash etc. To imply someone is not clean, is to imply they are dirty.

Sorry, it may seem I am jumping on a minor thing, and I don't have any infections myself or know anyone living with the above, but it is small things like this that help shape the views on those who do have to live with such conditions.
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For what? In the US, I got tested by rubbing a cotton swab on the inside of my mouth. Never heard or the insertion method.
My class mate went to NY on holiday and ended up sleeping with a woman he allegedly picked up in a nightclub. Turned out she was an off duty prostitute Although I never believed his story, he probably paid for a hooker.

I went with him to get all his tests done in UK. I was not in the room with him but he mentioned something like a mini umbrella getting inserted into his penis to scrape off test samples.
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My class mate went to NY on holiday and ended up sleeping with a woman he allegedly picked up in a nightclub. Turned out she was an off duty prostitute Although I never believed his story, he probably paid for a hooker.

I went with him to get all his tests done in UK. I was not in the room with him but he mentioned something like a mini umbrella getting inserted into his penis to scrape off test samples.
..something like this?

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My class mate went to NY on holiday and ended up sleeping with a woman he allegedly picked up in a nightclub. Turned out she was an off duty prostitute Although I never believed his story, he probably paid for a hooker.

I went with him to get all his tests done in UK. I was not in the room with him but he mentioned something like a mini umbrella getting inserted into his penis to scrape off test samples.
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