Sociological Problems of a Special Epidemiology of HIV Infections 1989

Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
  • Institut für Soziologie und Sozialpolitik an der Akademie der Wissenschaften der DDR, Berlin
  • Zentralinstitut für Hygiene, Mikrobiologie und Epidemiologie der DDR, Berlin
Publication Date
  • Institut fuer Soziologie und Sozialpolitik an der Akademie der Wissenschaften der DDR, Berlin (Data Collector)
  • ZA:
    • Medicine
  • Abstract

    Attitudes and extent to which informed about the immune deficiency syndrome AIDS, sexual partner, contraceptive methods and health consciousness. Topics: Occupation with the topic AIDS; readiness for an HIV test; probability of infection by AIDS; extent of information about AIDS; information about protective measures; distribution of the illness in the GDR; infection symptoms; sex with little risk; risk groups; conversations with one's children about AIDS; reasons why no conversations were held; fear of AIDS infection; understanding of the term "sex"; number of sexual partners in the last 12 months; relation with homosexual partners; sexual contacts with foreigners; number of sexual partners; significance of the term "safer sex"; visit to the doctor due to venereal disease; frequency of condom use, reasons for and against; faithfulness to partner; reasons for faithfulness and against; size of place of residence; residential status; number and ages of children in household; general contentment with life; importance of selected areas of life such as health, children, faithfulness of partner and to partner, contacts, being informed, sexuality, member of a stable community, family, affair, stable partnership; shift work; characteristics of employment; desire for children; growing old with current partner; assessment of conditions for establishing contacts, sex life, undertakings, healthful way of life, life with children, entertainment, family life, realization of personal interests; activities to preserve capability such as conducting sport, eating health-consciously, sauna, physical hygiene, not smoking, avoiding use of alcohol and pills; reaction of the environment to changing partnership; reaction of circle of friends, colleagues,neighborhood and relatives to one's new partnership; reaction to new partnership of colleagues, neighborhood and relatives; satisfaction with health care; frequency of visits to the doctor in the last six months; frequency of hospital stays; participation in mass screening; reasons for visits to the doctor; AIDS patients in public; friendship with AIDS patients.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1989-04
Geographic Coverage
  • German Democratic Republic (1949-1990) (DDDE)
    GDR: districts Potsdam, Leipzig, Erfurt, Halle, Dresden, Rostock, Berlin
Sampled Universe
Correspondence students of a medical technical college.
Sampling Procedure Comment: Specific sample
Collection Mode
  • Written survey
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 501
    Number of Variables: 312
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA6890 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • Häder, M.; Schwarz, R.: DDR-Soziologie gegen AIDS. In: Troitzsch, K.; Gladitz, J. (Hrsg.). Sonderdruck aus: Computer Aided Sociological Research, Berlin 1990. GESIS-Außenstelle, Bereich Zentralarchiv: FOB-2034.

Update Metadata: 2021-04-07 | Issue Number: 89 | Registration Date: 2010-07-22