The FCSTI is an extra-parliamentary commission. It is a national body that advises the Federal Council and the Federal Administration at a strategic level on ways of preventing and fighting HIV/Aids and other sexually transmitted infections.
The FCSTI – formerly FCSH and FCAI
The Federal Commission for Issues relating to Sexually Transmitted Infections (FCSTI) was created on 1 January 2020. It replaces the Federal Commission for Sexual Health (FCSH) set up in 2011. This in turn was preceded by the Federal Commission for AIDS-related Issues (FCAI) established in 1988.
Advisory body for national health programmes
One of the FCSTI’s main tasks is to advise the federal authorities and the cantons in developing and implementing national programmes to recognise, monitor, prevent and fight HIV/Aids and and other sexually transmitted infections. In this capacity in 2019, the former FCSH adopted a Roadmap for eliminating HIV/AIDS in Switzerland, followed by a Roadmap for eliminating HIV/AIDS and Hepatitis in Switzerland. It submitted both documents (see below, under Documents) to the FOPH with the request that they be included in the development of the follow-up programme to the National Programme on HIV and other STI (NPHS).
The FCSTI is composed of no more than 15 members from a range of disciplines. Members are experts in the fields of HIV/Aids, other sexually transmitted infections and sexual health.
Last modification 19.09.2022