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AIDS in the Public Consciousness in the Federal Republic 2011

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; major health problems for the German population; most dangerous diseases in the country; knowledge about AIDS; assessment of the risk of AIDS infection in selected situations; risk of infection before outbreak of the disease; HIV antibody test: knowledge of the significance of the test result HIV-positive; external signs of HIV-positive; personal contacts with HIV-positive or AIDS patients; behaviour when infected with AIDS in one´s personal environment; concern about one´s own AIDS disease or about AIDS in the circle of acquaintances; time of concern about one´s own AIDS disease; own probability of infection due to sexual intercourse; sources of information used about AIDS; frequency of conversations among friends about AIDS; reception of AIDS brochures of the health authorities; time of last reception and number of AIDS brochures read; time of last reception of AIDS information through TV spots, commercials in the cinema, advertisements and lectures as well as respective number; type of information event (public event, company, school lessons); only respondents aged 16 to 44 years: Participation in selected events on the subject of AIDS (Mitmach Parcour Aids, exhibition ´Liebesleben´, Jugendfilmtage Aids); AIDS as a teaching topic in one´s own school days and evaluation of the knowledge acquired about AIDS by schools; again all: frequency of Internet use; Internet as a source of information on the subject of AIDS and time of last Internet use on this subject; information frequency on the Internet about AIDS; visit to the websites ´Gib AIDS keine Chance´, ´Mach´s mit´ and ´´ and number of website visits in the last twelve months; perception of Internet offers for AIDS prevention as advertising banners, spots or in social networks and number of offers seen; awareness of the poster campaign ´Aids riskieren´, ´Gib AIDS keine Chance´ and ´Mach´s mit´ with photos of places where sex took place; time of last perception of these posters; number of AIDS posters noticed in the last 12 months; awareness of ´Kondome schützen´ and ´Mach´s mit´- Radio commercials (advertising success monitoring); time of last information from radio commercials and reception frequency; awareness of the joint campaign of the Federal Centre for Health Education, the Deutsche Aidshilfe and the German AIDS Foundation on World AIDS Day (query from 1st November); awareness of the campaign of the Deutsche Aidshilfe ´Ich weiß was ich tu´; awareness of the central telephone AIDS counselling service; self-assessment of being informed about AIDS; interest in the topic 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 sexual relationships; self-assessment of the ability to convince a new partner to use a condom; new intimate relationship conceivable in the coming months; sexual intercourse in the last 12 months; age at first sexual intercourse; sexual behaviour; several partners in the last year and number of partners; experience with condoms and perceived impairment of sexual experience by condoms; condom use and frequency of condom use; reasons for the 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; self-assessment of information about protection against AIDS; advocacy of AIDS education in the media; willingness to care for HIV-infected persons; attitude towards the exclusion of AIDS patients; getting to know the last sexual partner via the Internet; addressing of AIDS and the use of condoms at the beginning of the new relationship; use of condoms only at the beginning of the relationship; knowledge of the correct use of condoms to prevent HIV infection; assessment of the material safety of brand name condoms in terms of protection against AIDS; reluctance to use condoms; current ownership of condoms; year of last holiday trip; sexual contacts on holiday and frequency of condom use during holiday acquaintances; condom use during last sexual intercourse; HIV antibody test (AIDS test) carried out; number of AIDS tests carried out; fixed doctor´s surgery in case of illness; doctor´s specialty; awareness of new AIDS treatment methods; significance of the abbreviation STI; awareness of sexually transmitted infections (STI); query of all known diseases regarding their transmissibility in sexual contacts; symptoms of sexually transmitted infections; thoughts about an infection with sexually transmitted diseases in the past and at the time; consultation because of the last fears of infection and doctor´s specialty; attempt of self-treatment without medical help; conversation with the partner because of fears of infection; self-assessment of being informed about sexually transmitted diseases; desire for information on this subject; importance of information on ways 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 the subject of sexually transmitted diseases; preferred source of information on sexually transmitted diseases (brochures of state or local authorities, other organisations, health authorities, doctors, advice from other organisations or the Internet). 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 (year of birth); sex; marital status; cohabitation with a partner; steady partner; sexual relationship with partner; duration of relationship; expected duration of relationship in two years; time of last sexual relationship; employment status; occupational status; highest school-leaving certificate or university degree; household size; number of persons in the household aged 16 years and over; country of birth of the respondent; nationality; year of immigration to Germany; country of birth and nationality of mother and father (migration background); mother tongue German or self-assessment of German language skills. Additionally coded: survey period (beginning and end); survey year; survey area west/east; federal state; location size (BIK regions); weighting factor; indices: reach of media; use of offers of intensive information; proximity to risk.
Temporal Coverage
  • 2011-10-17 / 2012-01-03
Geographic Coverage
  • Germany (DE)
Sampled Universe
German-speaking persons aged 16 and over in private households with telephone access
Probability: Multistage
Time Dimension
  • Cross-section
Collection Mode
  • Telephone interview: CATI
Data and File Information
  • Number of Variables: 509
The study is part of an annual replicate survey conducted by the Federal Centre for Health Education.
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA5125 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • BZgA (Type: FDZ)
  • BZgA (Type: FDZ)
  • forsa. Gesellschaft für Sozialforschung und statistische Analysen mbH: AIDS im öffentlichen Bewusstsein der Bundesrepublik 2011. Berlin: Feldbericht, Januar 2012.
  • forsa. Gesellschaft für Sozialforschung und statistische Analysen mbH: Aids im öffentlichen Bewusstsein der Bundesrepublik Deutschland 2010. Berlin: Tabellenband, Januar 2012

Update Metadata: 2020-10-21 | Issue Number: 20 | Registration Date: 2015-03-11

Bundeszentrale für gesundheitliche Aufklärung (BZgA), Köln (2015): AIDS im öffentlichen Bewusstsein der Bundesrepublik Deutschland 2011. Version: 1.0.0. GESIS Datenarchiv. Dataset.