Prostitution (English version)
Working in the prostitution means you have a lot of sexual contacts. The chance of getting sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) increases as a result. A condom does not fully protect against STDs like genital herpes or genital warts. Moreover, a condom can break or slip off. It is therefore wise to get yourself tested regularly for STDs and hiv. We also advise you to get vaccinated against hepatitis B. Come to our consultation hours and get free testing and vaccination.
For whom are the consultation hours intended?
Do you work as a prostitute? For example, behind the window, as an escort, in a massage parlour, in a club or at home? Then you can come to our consultation hours.
What happens during the consultation hours?
During the consultation, you can get an STD test, you can get vaccinated against hepatitis B and you can ask for advice and information, for example about contraception. The STD testing, vaccination and our advice are for free.
What does a soa test involve?
A soa test consists of an interview with a nurse and an examination by a doctor. You get an internal examination to test for chlamydia and gonorrhea. You also get a blood test to test for syphilis, hiv and possibly hepatitis B.
When are the consultation hours?
Every Thursday from 19:00 to 21:00 pm, except for public holidays. It’s not necessary to make an appointment.
Where is the consultation?
The consultation is at the Municipal Health Service, “GGD Groningen”, Hanzeplein 120 in Groningen (opposite the main entrance of the hospital UMCG).
During consultation hours (Thursday between 19:00 and 21:00 pm) you can reach us by phone via 050 367 40 98.
Outside of consultation hours you can call us from Monday-Thursday between 9:00 and 11:30 am at 050 367 40 83.