Ines Lukac is a trans woman, activist, and master student at Lund University where she is currently doing research on trans sex workers in Sweden. Her fieldwork is based in Stockholm and it reflects on the experiences of trans persons engaged in sex for compensation, demands by the clients who look specifically for trans sex workers, and on developing strategies that can be useful for trans sex workers both in terms of safety and destigmatization of this group in Sweden. If you are interested to contribute with your experience and help her to include more trans voices in the research, please feel free to contact her via email@example.com. Note that the informants’ anonymity and integrity are highly respected and nothing is included in the research report prior to obtaining the consent from the participants.
BLOGG / Buying HIV tests on-line?
Getting tested for HIV is a good thing, it helps you keeping track on your sexual health. But for many people an HIV test it is not easy avaliable. Lousy opening hours or remote clinics is a reality for many gays in Sweden. Real HIV home testing kits are avaliable in the UK but they are not avaliable here in Sweden. And buying on-line is a risky business, you never know if the HIV home test kit is a real one or a fake. That is one reason why The Sexperts does not recommend HIV home testing in Sweden at the moment.
If the opening hours at your nearest clinic is not working out for you, do call and try to see if you can get an appointment which suits you. And also, getting tested in Sweden is always free of charge.
And oh! There are free home testing kits for chlamydia avaliable for people living in Stockholm. If you have a “bankID”, you can order one free of charge from Vårdguiden. The text is in Swedish, maybe you can find someone who can translate it for you!