Sexually transmitted diseases

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.


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Better adhesion to treatment

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.

Lipodystrophy and Metabolic Disorders


Mission of the Lipodystrophy and Metabolic Disorders Group

The LIPO group is a multidisciplinary consultation to treat patients infected with HIV, undergoing antiretroviral cocktail therapy. The following areas are dealt with during the consultation:

  • Cardiology: Dr. David Carballo
  • Plastic, Reconstructive and Cosmetic Surgery: Dre Céline Thomet
  • Dermatology: Dr Zven Zurcher
  • Endocrinology: Dre Bettina Koehler Ballan, Dr Giacomo Gastaldi
  • Gastroenterology: Dr Laurent Spahr, Dr Emile Giostra
  • Infectiology: Pre Alexandra Calmy, Prof Enos Bernasconi, Dre Thanh Lecompte
  • Nutrition: Mrs. Laurie Karsegard
  • Bone Disorders: Dr. Anne-Catherine Joly
  • Psychology and Body Image: Mrs. Simona Toma
  • Tobacology: Dr De Siqueira Tango Rodrigo, Dre Patricia Borrero
  • Services provided by Clinical Nurse Specialists: Mrs Nathalie Fraile, Mrs Sonja Vincent-Suter, Mrs Brigitte Coraboeuf