HIV, Unsafe sex & rape

Unsafe sex

We can’t say it enough: Play it safe! In case the condom ripped during the action and you want to get some medical advise you can go to a GP. But we are lucky in Amsterdam to have an excellent clinic that gives free Aids-tests and treat other sexually transmitted diseases: the GG&GD (see below).

Condoms, also the extra strong gay condoms (called Gay Safe), are easily available around Amsterdam. You can get them in drugstores, pharmacies, gay bars (in special condom slut/slot-machines), sex shops, sex saunas, sex cinema’s etc.etc. Don’t be anal, buy a condom!

  • GG&GD, SOA polikliniek, Weesperplein 1, 1018 WZ Amsterdam (+31) (020) 555 5822. Best is to call them for an appointment.
  • Medisch Centrum Jan van Goyen, Jan van Goyenkade 1, 1075 HN Amsterdam, (+31) 020 – 662 24 94
  • Slotervaartziekenhuis, Louwesweg 6, 1066 EC Amsterdam, (+31) 020 – 512 5267
  • Aids Soa Infolijn, 0900 204 2040.
    Monday to Wednesday from 10 am until 8 pm, Thursday and Friday between 2 pm and 8 pm. You can also mail them on infolijn@soaaids.nl. Free of charge, answered within 2 working days.

Drug- or alcohol problems

Amsterdam is a city full of temptations, such as: men, women, drugs and alcohol. These last two may be so tempting that you or your companion runs into problems. Hospitals will be of help when there are signs of acute poisoning. The other institutions listed will help you to control the addiction.

Hospitals:

  • AMC, Meibergdreef 9, tel 5669111
  • Onze Lieve Vrouwe Gasthuis, Eerste Oosterparkstraat 279, tel 5999111
  • Polikliniek Sint Lucas Ziekenhuis, Jan Tooropstraat 164, tel 5108911
  • Jelinek Kliniek (Clinic for every addiction you can think of), Klaprozenweg 111,1033 NN Amsterdam (+31) (020) 590 5000 or (020) 4087774
  • Alcohol Counseling Centre (Consultatiebureau alcohol), Weteringschans 259, tel 5702325
  • Drugs Counseling Centre (Consultatiebureau drugs), Keizersgracht 812-818, tel 5702335

HIV+

When you’re HIV positive and you want to get help with medication or you have other question regarding your health, the best people to help you or to help you to find the right people are the members of the HIV Foundation.

  • HIV Foundation (HIV-vereniging), 1e Helmerstraat 17, (+31) (020) 6160160

Rape

Rape is a harrowing experience and we sincerely hope you’ll never be the victim of it. If it does happen go to the police. They have a specially trained vice section. A female victim can ask to speak to a female officer. The victim aid organisation has also a special section for rape victims.

  • Police – Head Office (Politie), call 112 (emergency) or 0900-8844. Open 24 hours per day at Lijnbaansgracht 219, Amsterdam.
  • Victim-aid (Slachtofferhulp) 3e Weteringdwarsstraat 18, 1017 TC Amsterdam , 0900-0101