HIV/AIDS and other sexually transmitted infections

Sexually transmitted infections or STI are those diseases that can mainly be transmitted by sexual intercourse. They are caused by different pathogens, some of which are relatively easily transmitted.

Sexually transmitted infections or STI are those diseases that can mainly be transmitted by sexual intercourse.

Non-sexual transmission is also often possible (by blood or bodily secretions). Sexually transmitted infections are caused by different pathogens, some of which are relatively easily transmitted.

In order to access more detailed information and learn more about the most serious sexually transmitted infections, click on the item of interest listed below.

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.

Federal Commission for Sexual Health (FCSH)

The Federal Commission for Sexual Health (FCSH) advises the Federal Council and the federal administration in the fight against HIV/AIDs and other STIs.

Communicable Diseases Legislation – Epidemics Act, (EpidA)

The new Federal Act of 3.12.2010 on the control of communicable human diseases (Epidemics Act; EpidA) has been in force since 1.1.2016, and enables a timely detection, monitoring, prevention and control.

Last modification 30.10.2018

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Contact

Federal Office of Public Health FOPH
Division of Communicable Diseases
Prevention and Promotion Section
Schwarzenburgstrasse 157
3003 Berne
Switzerland
Tel. +41 58 463 87 06
E-mail

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