Welcome to KOSI.MA!

KOSI.MA, the competence center for sexually transmitted infections in Mannheim, is an offer for all citizens who have questions about the subject of HIV / AIDS and other sexually transmitted infections (STIs).

Questions we can offer support with could be:

  • How can I protect myself from sexually transmitted infections such as HIV, chlamydia, syphilis or hepatitis?
  • Did I have a risk situation during sex?
  • I am HIV positive - what happens next?
  • Who should I tell about my infection?
  • Will my relationships be affected by my infection?

You can reach us via phone (except on public holidays) on:

Tuesdays 3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Thursdays 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.

No matter what sexual orientation or identity - you are welcome!

MPX / Monkeypox virus

Vaccines for MPX are available in Mannheim and the surrounding areas. You can find information about MPX, symptoms, prevention and therapy on this page by IWWIT or contact us for free counseling.


If you suspect having been exposed to a risk of infection, you can be tested at the checkpoint. We offer a detailed and non-judgemental consultation before getting tested which promotes a more conscious health behavior. The consultation and testing is confidential. Due to Covid-19 security measures you have to make an appointment for the checkpoint though.

Next date:
2023, March, 22nd, 06:00-07:30 pm
Appointments can be made via phone (see number and calling times above). Please note that appointments can't be made any earlier than one week before the Checkpoint date.

We are currently adapting our Checkpoint offer to Covid-19 security measures. You can receive further information via phone.

1. Before the checkpoint:

  • Make an appointment via phone
  • Fill out the questionnaire online and bring the code (10-digit number) you receive at the end of the questionnaire to your appointment. You can leave the field "Aufrufnummer" blank
  • Come in time. If you are late, the appointment has to be canceled
  • If you show symptoms of a cold, please cancel / postpone the appointment and stay away from the center

2. During the checkpoint:

  • Check-in and check-out at the reception
  • Wear a face mask
  • Disinfect your hands at the reception
  • Maintain a minimum distance of 1.5 m
  • Wash your hands regularly and disinfect them afterwards
  • Sneeze and cough into the crook of your arm
  • Don't touch your face
  • Avoid any form of body contact

3. After the checkpoint:

  • Call in for the results on Thursday the following week

Here you can find a selection of other test options in the Rhine-Neckar region.


You've been to our checkpoint and want to give us feedback? You can take part in a short survey using the link below. Your feedback will help to further improve the checkpoint.


    Information about HIV/AIDS and STIs

    You can find information about HIV and STIs in multiple languages under the following links:

    Deutsche Aidshilfe (German & English)

    Zanzu (German, Dutch, English, French, Russian, Turkish, Arabic, Farsi, Bulgarian, Polish, Romanian, Spanish and Albanian)

    Note: If you have a Gmail or Googlemail address, our emails will likely end up in your spam folder. This is due to algorithms of the email providers which is why we cannot change this error at the moment. Please check your spam folder for our answer if you have a Gmail or Googlemail address.