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Screening for HIV/AIDS

Screening for HIV/AIDSand other sexually transmitted diseases

The Infectious Diseases Department of the Central Institute of hospitals is responsible for the organisation of screening for HIV/AIDS and other sexually transmitted diseases for the Canton of Valais, in cooperation with the SIPE centres (Sexuality Information Prevention Education).

As well as screening, this department brings together all of the fields connected to infectious diseases: medical consultations in infectiology, microbiology, the prevention and control of infection (or hospital hygiene or hospital epidemiology), travel medicine, and combating infectious diseases.

Screening, which can be entirely anonymous, is carried out by the medical assistants, nurses and doctors of the department, in accordance with the guidelines issued by the Office fédéral de la santé publique (OFSP, Federal Office for Public Health).

Any individuals who wish to do so may come to the outpatient consultations in the Infectious Diseases Department of the Central Institute

  • On Mondays and Wednesdays, between 16:30 and 17:30, and on Thursdays from 11:00 to 12:00.
  • Please call beforehand (+41 27 603 47 80).

Anonymous screening for the HIV/AIDS virus costs CHF 40.00 (CHF 20.00 for patients under 18 years old).

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