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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.

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.

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 

Infectious Diseases


Mission of the Infectious Diseases Division

The Infectious Diseases Division’s objective is to balance clinical activity by responding to the needs of a university hospital, and academic research and education activities with the Faculty of Medicine.

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.

Clinical activity is performed by a team of senior physicians having a specialization in infectious diseases and having acquired a specific expertise in infectiology or in microbiology.

The division works in close collaboration with the Bacteriology and Virology Laboratories (Laboratory Medicine Division), Infection Prevention and Control Division, Transplant Surgery Division and the Orthopedic Surgery and Musculoskeletal Trauma Care Division.

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