Important and actual contents

Important and actual contents



Coronavirus: Be considerate - reduce risks!

In connection with the situation surrounding the spread of the coronavirus in Switzerland, the Swiss Aids Federation calls for consideration towards the capacities of the medical system and towards the restrictions on freedom of movement decreed by the Federal Council. We recommend:

  • If you need a PEP assessment after a risk situation, inquire in advance by telephone instead of going directly to an infectious disease clinic or an emergency room.
  • If you need an HIV-test after a risk situation, also call the testing site in advance, as many testing centres have discontinued or reduced their services.
  • Do not take routine tests now but defer them to a later date.

Advice on coronavirus for those who are HIV positive

Those living with HIV who are receiving effective anti-retroviral therapy and whose immune systems are healthy do not need to take any special precautions. The advice is the same as for the general population:

  • Wash your hands thoroughly
  • Avoid shaking hands
  • Cough and sneeze into a tissue or the crook of your arm
  • Keep your distance
  • Stay at home from now on
  • Always call ahead before going to the doctor’s or the emergency department

For information on coronavirus (Sars-CoV-2 / COVID-19): 

Federal Office of Public Health FOPH

Safer sex rules

Safer Sex

With two simple rules you protect yourself effectively against HIV:

  1. Use a condom for vaginal and anal sex. 
  2. For recommendations based on your personal sexuality, try our Safer Sex Check.


I had unprotected sex. Should I get myself tested?

This depends on the risk situation.
More information: