Community health centre

A Checkpoint is a health centre for gay and other men who have sex with men (MSM). The Checkpoints Vaud and Zürich also counsel transgender people and their partners.

HIV Risk?


Was there a risk situation during sex? Anal intercourse without a condom? Or did the condom split? Sperm or blood in your mouth? Your partner was HIV-Positive and not undergoing an effective therapy or you don’t know ? Then don’t lose any time! Go to your nearest hospital emergency department.

1. If you have had a risk situation, seek advice, preferably, within 48 hours!

If necessary a PEP (HIV-Post-Exposure Prophylaxis) can be prescribed. PEP is a prophylactic medicinal treatment with antiretroviral medication, which lowers the risk but does not rule out a possible HIV infection. The quicker treatment is started, following a risk situation, the better.

Important: If you know the man with whom you had a risk situation, then take him along with you to the consultation.

A PEP reduces the risk of HIV by about 80%.

PEP is not a substitute for Safe Sex

Further adresses for PEP advice and treatment at:

2. 2. You can have a combo rapid test at Checkpoint; 15 days after a risk situation.

You will have the result within 30 minutes. A negative test result does not however rule out an HIV infection completely. Therefore, make sure you undergo an antibody test after 3 months.

Checkpoint is a health centre for men who have sex with men and for transgender people.

Checkpoint offers a specifically adapted range of medical services. These services are carried out by gay or gay-friendly medical personnel, nursing staff or paramedics. With them you can talk confidentially and freely, without fear of prejudice.

Medical and general confidentiality are guaranteed.

Checkpoint’s medical service categories are the following: Implementation of tests and diagnosis status, treatments, vaccines, PEP.

Checkpoint also offers services in the following sectors:

Services in the psychological sector

Services in the social sector