Thirty years ago, an HIV infection was mostly fatal. Since the beginning of the epidemic in the early 1980s until 2016, about 39 million people worldwide have died as a result of HIV / AIDS, and of that, about 30,000 of them were in Germany. HIV is an abbreviation and means „human immunodeficiency virus“. HIV damages the immune system so that the body can no longer fight invading pathogens such as bacteria, fungus infections or viruses. In the worst case, certain life-threatening illnesses occur, for example, severe pneumonia. Then it is called AIDS.
of all HIV infected people are diagnosed
of all people living with HIV shall receive antiviral treatment
of all diagnosed people shall be and stay under the detection level
90 = 90 % of all HIV infected people are diagnosed
Far too rarely, do treating physicians ask their patients about sexual risks they have taken or advise them to take an HIV test. Often, doctors do not even consider that HIV could be the cause of certain symptoms of their patients, and therefore they do not offer an HIV test. For example, HIV is often diagnosed only at the AIDS stage with severe symptoms (so-called „late-presenters“). The message of the campaign is therefore: Anyone who has had an HIV risk, should be tested. Those who generally have an increased risk should go to the test once a year. Anonymous tests are offered by health authorities and the “Aidshilfen”.
90 = 90 % of all diagnosed people shall be and stay under the detection level
This way the infection cannot be passed on to others.
Another important task of Aids-Hilfe Kiel is prevention. This includes information stands at festivals and disco events, butis especially active in schools. Since 2001, the Aids-Hilfe has been traveling through schools and other educational institutions with their interactive course „Love, Sex and More …“. This course examines different topics like HIV/Aids, other sexually transmitted infections, condoms and contraception, etc. In it adolescents and young adults (from the 8th year onwards) can with their own sexuality, and through their own experimentation, participation and discovery learn about potential risks, real risks and how to chose protection options. In close cooperation with Aids-Hilfe Neumünster, Aids-Hilfe Kiel offers a hands-on course not only in Kiel, but also in the surrounding countryside. In 2016, it reached 53 school classes reaching 1,250 students. The hands-on course has recently been requested by refugee organizations for groups of young unaccompanied refugees. Puberty often shifts among these young people because they were unable to develop and grow like children in their country as a result of war and flight. The prevention course can help to clarify their questions and uncertainties.
If you are looking for information in your native language on the internet, you will find interesting information on sexual health in German, English, French, Russian, Turkish, Arabic, Farsi, Bulgarian, Polish, Albanian, Romanian, Spanish and Dutch at www.zanzu.de.
Anonymous telephone counseling is offered by the HIV Center of the Frankfurt University Hospital in English, French, Spanish, Russian, Thai, Amharic, Tigrinya, Oromo, Kisuaheli and Luganda. On the website www.helpline-online.de you can see on which days information is given in your language.
Aids-Hilfe Kiel e.V.
Königsweg 19 · 24103 Kiel
Telefon 0431-5 70 58-0
Mo. 10–13 Uhr · Mi. 13–16 Uhr · Do. 12–18 Uhr
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Telefon- und Onlineberatung
Telefon 0180-33 194 11
9 ct./Min. aus dem deutschen Festnetz,
max. 42 ct./Min. aus deutschen Mobilfunknetzen
Mo.–Fr. 9–21 Uhr · Sa.–So. 12–14 Uhr
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Informationen zur sexuellen Gesundheit
in deutscher Gebärdensprache sowie auf Deutsch, Englisch, Arabisch und 10 weiteren Sprachen.
Anonyme Telefonberatung im HIV-Center des Universitätsklinikums Frankfurt auf Deutsch, Englisch und 10 weiteren Sprachen.