AIDS in the Public Consciousness in the Federal Republic 2006

Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
  • Bundeszentrale für gesundheitliche Aufklärung (BZgA), Köln
Publication Date
  • forsa. Gesellschaft für Sozialforschung und statistische Analysen, Berlin/Dortmund (Data Collector)
  • ZA:
    • Medicine
  • CESSDA Topic Classification:
    • Specific diseases and medical conditions
    • Childbearing, family planning and abortion
    • Health care and medical treatment
  • Abstract

    Information and communication behaviour, knowledge, attitudes and behaviour in relation to AIDS. Attitudes towards AIDS education and HIV-infected people. Information behaviour, knowledge and behaviour in relation to sexually transmitted diseases. Topics: Satisfaction with one´s own state of health; taking care of one´s own health; biggest health problems for the German population; most dangerous diseases in the country; knowledge about AIDS; course of AIDS; assessment of the risk of AIDS infection in selected situations; risk of infection before outbreak of the disease; knowledge about the transmission possibilities of AIDS (infection pathways); awareness of the HIV antibody test; knowledge of the significance of the test result HIV positive; external signs of HIV positive; assessment of the probability of contact with HIV positive persons; personal contacts with HIV positive persons or AIDS patients; behaviour in the event of infection with AIDS in the personal environment; concern about one´s own AIDS disease respectively about AIDS among acquaintances; time of concern about one´s own AIDS disease; likelihood of infection through personal sexual intercourse; sources of information used about AIDS; frequency of conversations among friends about AIDS; own opinion leadership on AIDS; reception of AIDS brochures of the health authorities; one or more AIDS brochures read; type and time of the last reception of AIDS information (brochures, TV spots, cinema commercials, advertisements or lectures); type of information event (public event, company, school lessons); AIDS as a subject of instruction in one´s own schooldays and evaluation of the acquired knowledge about AIDS by the school (only respondents aged 16 to 44 years); frequency of Internet use; Internet as a source of information on the subject of AIDS and time of last Internet use on this subject; awareness of the poster campaign ´Gib AIDS keine Chance´ and ´Mach´s mit´; time of last information by posters; awareness of the poster campaign on the above-mentioned motto using fruit and vegetables; time of the last perception of these posters with the fruit and vegetable motifs; assessment of the clarity and offensiveness of these posters; naming of the poster perceived as offensive and the reason for this perception; opinion on further posters with fruit and vegetable motifs; awareness of the ´Mach´s mit´ spots on the radio (monitoring of advertising success); time of the last information by radio commercials; awareness of the central telephone AIDS information centre and knowledge test by asking the city where the call should be made (location of the Federal Centre for Health Education in Cologne); self-assessment of information about AIDS; interest in the subject of protection against AIDS; interest in the life situation of AIDS patients and AIDS-infected persons; interest in medical research reports on AIDS; attitude towards the use of condoms in new love attachment; own proposal on the use of condoms; assessment of the difficulty of convincing a new partner to use condoms; assessment of the majority of the population´s consent to the use of condoms at the beginning of a sexual relationship; new intimate relationship conceivable in the coming months; intention to talk to the new partner about AIDS; sexual intercourse in the last 12 months; sexual behaviour; several partners in the last year and number of partners; experience with condoms and perceived impairment of sexual experience by condoms; use of condoms and frequency of use of condoms; reasons for use of condoms (contraception, protection against AIDS or other infections); spontaneous sexual contacts with an unknown partner in the last year; frequency of condom use in spontaneous sexual contacts with unknown partners; willingness to care for HIV-infected persons; attitude towards the exclusion of AIDS patients; self-assessment of information about protection against AIDS; advocating AIDS education in the media; getting to know the last sexual partner via the Internet; addressing AIDS and the use of condoms at the beginning of the new relationship; using condoms only at the beginning of the relationship; knowledge about the correct use of condoms to avoid HIV infection; assessment of the material safety of branded condoms with regard to AIDS protection; reluctance to use condoms; current ownership of condoms; frequency of visits to parties or clubs in the past year; condoms available at parties or in clubs; year of last holiday trip; sexual contacts on holiday and frequency of condom use; condom use during last sexual intercourse; HIV antibody test (AIDS test) performed; frequency of AIDS tests performed; time of last AIDS test; permanent doctor’s surgery in case of illness; specialisation of the doctor; knowledge of sexually transmitted infections (STI); consideration about infection with sexually transmitted diseases in the past and in time; consultation because of the last fears of infection; reasons for omitted consultation; attempt of self-treatment without medical help; self-assessment of information on sexually transmitted diseases; desire for information on this subject; importance of information on kinds of infection, physical signs of infection, protection against infection and treatment options for sexually transmitted diseases; sources of information used in the last five years on sexually transmitted diseases: information brochure, medical advice, Internet research; preferred source of information on sexually transmitted diseases (brochure versus doctor, Internet versus doctor, brochure versus Internet); awareness of new AIDS treatment methods; expectations of these new treatment methods and assessment of the impact of these new treatment methods on personal attitudes and public awareness of AIDS (scale: The possibility of living longer with the HIV virus, definitive cure of AIDS possible, no transmission of the AIDS virus through treated HIV positives, less fear of HIV infection, less protection against HIV infection than before, less worries about suspected HIV infection); importance of the message of the poster campaign ´Mach´s mit´- condoms; assessment of the difficulty of convincing new sexual partners to use condoms: in the case of fleeting sexual contacts, great amorousness and after alcohol consumption; self-assessment of the ability to convince new sexual partners of the use of condoms. Sexual orientation (only male respondents aged 16-65): sexual relationship with a man; sexual relationship with a man in the last year; sexual relationship with a man is conceivable. Demography: age; age groups; sex; marital status; cohabitation with a partner; steady partner; sexual relationship with a partner; duration of relationship; expected consistency of relationship in two years; time of last sexual relationship; gainful employment; occupational status; highest school-leaving qualification or university degree; vocational training qualification; household size; number of persons in the household aged 16 and over; self-assessment of religiousness; denomination. Additionally coded was: survey period (beginning and end); survey year; survey area west/east; federal state; city size (BIK regions); weighting factor; indices: reach of media; use of offers of intensive information; proximity to risk.
Temporal Coverage
  • 2006-09-19 / 2006-12-07
Geographic Coverage
  • Germany (DE)
Sampled Universe
German-speaking persons aged 16 and over in private households with telephone access
Probability: Multistage
Collection Mode
  • Telephone interview: CATI
Data and File Information
  • Number of Variables: 366
The study is part of an annual replicate survey conducted by the Federal Centre for Health Education.
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA5120 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • BZgA (Type: FDZ)
  • BZgA (Type: FDZ)
  • forsa. Gesellschaft für Sozialforschung und statistische Analysen mbH: AIDS im öffentlichen Bewusstsein der Bundesrepublik 2006. Berlin: Feldbericht, April 2007
  • forsa. Gesellschaft für Sozialforschung und statistische Analysen mbH: Aids im öffentlichen Bewusstsein der Bundesrepublik Deutschland 2006. Berlin: Tabellenband, Dezember 2006

Update Metadata: 2021-04-07 | Issue Number: 20 | Registration Date: 2015-03-10