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.
Selected testing centres are offering gay and other men who have sex with men special low-cost testing in May.
If you were born in or after 1993, you will pay CHF 20 – otherwise the cost is CHF 50
Detailed information on the campaign, as well as the addresses of participating testing centres, can be found at drgay.ch/starman