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Seeking assistance and help

By 26. desember, 2009No Comments

To be a homosexual, bisexual or transsexual individual and not know anyone else in your position is not only difficult, it’s boring! In Samtökin ‘78, you have the opportunity get to know fun and interesting people who share the same experience as you. To get to know other homosexuals or to talk about how you feel, call Samtökin ‘78’s office and talk with the staff there.


It’s possible to book an appointment with a counsellor through Samtökin ‘78, which offers hour-long counselling sessions free of charge, with counselling lasting 2-3 sessions at one time. Counsellors working at the organisation are extremely experienced in talking with homosexuals and their relatives, and both sessions and personal calls are confidential. This service is also available for relatives of homosexual individuals.

Medical help & assistance

You never know if the persons you have sex with are HIV-positive. Your one protection is to practice responsible and safe sex and always use a condom. When it comes to sex, set yourself simple and safe rules that you never make exceptions to. Always have a condom at hand.

  • Emergency telephone number for police, ambulance and fire services is 112. Note that phone calls to 112 from coin-operated phones are free.
  • STD tests, Þverholt 18. Open weekdays from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. To schedule a meeting, call 543-6050 Monday to Friday between 8 and 9 a.m.
  • Rape Trauma Service Centre, An emergency reception centre for women and men who have been raped operates out of the National Hospital’s emergency department in Fossvogur. The Rape Trauma Service Centre is a specialised reception centre providing services for victims of sexual violence, with a special team of nurses, psychologists, social workers, doctors and lawyers ready to receive victims of sexual violence and assist them as needed. Its services are for homosexual, bisexual, transsexual and heterosexual individuals alike. The Emergency Reception Unit is open 24 hours a day, and all persons going there have the right to an interpreter should they request one. Information line for emergency department reception: 543-2000. Direct line to Rape Trauma Service Centre: 543-2019. Location: Emergency room at the National Hospital (Landspítali) in Fossvogur

The AIDS Organisation of Iceland

Address: Hverfisgata 69
Telephone: 552 8586
Office is open daily from 1 to 5 p.m.

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