Federal Commission for Sexual Health (FCSH)

The Federal Commission for Sexual Health (FCSH) is an extra-parliamentary commission which provides the Federal Council and the federal administration with strategic and political advice in the fight against HIV/AIDs and other sexually transmitted infections (STI). 

The FCSH – the new FCAI

The Federal Commission for Sexual Health took up its duties on 1st January 2012. It succeeded the Federal Commission for AIDs-related Issues (FCAI) founded in 1988.

The FCSH, a national advisory body

The main task of the Commission is to advise the Federal Council, the Federal Department of the Interior (FDI) and the Federal Office of Public Health (FOPH) on strategic questions in regard to the fight against HIV/AIDs and other STIs, as well as the application of the NPHS.

Organisation by subject

The FCSH is formed of working groups on specific subjects so as to better fulfil its responsibilities.

Composition

The FCSH is interdisciplinary and composed of 15 members at most.
These members are experts in the fields of HIV/AIDs, other sexually transmissible infections and sexual health.

Further information

National Programme for HIV and Other Sexually Transmitted Infections (NPHS)

The NPHS aims to reduce the number of new infections with HIV and other STIs and to avoid consequences with an adverse effect on health. Information on the programme can be found here.

Guidelines and recommendations on sexually transmitted infections

The FOPH draws up guidelines and recommendations for HIV and other sexually transmitted infections along with the Swiss Federal Commission for Sexual Health (FCSH).

Sexually transmitted infections

Here you can find out everything you need to know about HIV/AIDS and other sexually transmitted infections. How are they transmitted? How can you avoid infection? Where can you get counselling and testing?

Sexuality education

Educated children and youth protect themselves better against sexually transmitted infections and unwanted pregnancies. They develop healthier lifestyles too. The federal government is therefore supporting nationwide sexuality education in the cantons.

Last modification 20.12.2018

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Contact

Federal Office of Public Health FOPH
Division Communicable Diseases
CH - 3003 Berne

Tel.
+41 58 463 87 06

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