The CFIST 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 CFIST – formerly FCSH and FCAI
The Federal Commission for Issues relating to Sexually Transmitted Infections (EKSI) 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 CFIST’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.
The CFIST 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 07.07.2021