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The HUG Gynecology Division informs, screens, and treats women and girls who have sexually transmitted diseases (STDs).
If detected in time, most STDs are cured. Untreated, they can have serious consequences, such as infertility, extrauterine pregnancies, and chronic pain, and they significantly increase the risk of HIV infection. In Switzerland, it is estimated that more than 50% of cases of chlamydia and gonorrhea affect women 15 to 24 years of age.
Growing old with HIV is now a reality. People who just a few years ago felt as though they had no real future, are now faced with age-related diseases.
The Sexual Health and Family Planning Unit (USSPF) is a free, confidential public service, which helps to promote quality of life, the health of individuals, couples and families, at different stages in emotional, interpersonal and sexual life.
The unit promotes sexual health in men and women, regardless of age, culture, religion and sexual orientation.
Particular attention is given to adolescents, migrants, individuals who are experiencing psychosocial vulnerability or who are experiencing a crisis in their sexual or reproductive life.
The mission of USSPF is governed by various legal frameworks [FR].
Overview of the various services the USSPF provides.
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It performs the diagnosis and treatment of all patients suffering from an infectious disease, such as HIV/AIDS patient (FR) where all applicable measures to even stop the progression of their pathology are established in coordination with interdisciplinary care.