The Swiss AIDS Federation uses individual campaigns to convey thematically focused messages for a distinct period of time. Targeted action is intended to motivate people to re-think their attitudes and behaviours.
Men who have sex with men (MSM) account for a large proportion of these STI diagnoses. Even the consistent use of condoms offers only limited protection, because the infection can be contracted during foreplay or oral sex, for example. Untreated syphilis can increase the risk of contracting HIV.
SUPER campaign for better self-esteem – and low-cost testing
GET TESTED is a campaign by the Swiss AIDS Federation. It is aimed at people from within the migrant population in Switzerland and will offer them a free HIV test with extensive counselling in November 2020.
With the HIV test campaign in autumn 2019, the Swiss Aids Federation wants to sensitise all men who have sex with men to possible HIV risks, promote the various protective measures and encourage them to take HIV tests. This is because the greatest HIV risk is associated with unprotected anal intercourse with a partner whose HIV status is unclear or unknown.
People with HIV who are in effective, long-term antiretroviral therapy are no longer infectious. The #undetectable campaign is designed to break down the stigma attached to being HIV-positive.
Campaign of the Federal Office of Public Health (FOPH), the Swiss AIDS Federation (AHS) and SEXUAL HEALTH Switzerland