AIDS in the Public Consciousness in the Federal Republic 2009

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; greatest health problems for the German population; most dangerous diseases in the country; knowledge about AIDS; course of AIDS; assessment of the AIDS infection risk 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 in the event of infection 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 through sexual intercourse; sources of information used about AIDS; frequency of conversations among friends about 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, commercials in the cinema, advertisements or lectures); 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 schooldays and evaluation of the acquired knowledge about AIDS by the school; 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; 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; perceived offensiveness of these posters; mention of the poster perceived as offensive and reason for this perceived offensiveness; opinion on other posters with sex places; 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 German AIDS Aid and the German AIDS Foundation on World AIDS Day; Awareness of the campaign of the Deutsche Aidshilfe ´Ich weiß was ich tu´; awareness of the central telephone AIDS information 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 those infected with AIDS; 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 due to condoms; condom use and frequency of condom use; reasons for condom use (contraception, protection against AIDS respectively 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; to broach the issue 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 about the correct use of condoms to avoid HIV infection; assessment of the material safety of brand condoms with regard to 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 with holiday acquaintances; condom use during last sexual intercourse; HIV antibody test (AIDS test) conducted; number of AIDS tests carried out; time of last AIDS test; fixed doctor´s surgery in case of illness; doctor´s specialty; awareness of new AIDS treatment methods; awareness of selected sexually transmitted infections (STI); knowledge test on sexually transmitted diseases: curability, immunity after infection, vaccination options and safe protection through the use of condoms; consideration of past and present infection with sexually transmitted diseases; consultation due to recent fears of infection; reasons for omitted consultation; self-assessment of information about sexually transmitted diseases; information request on this subject; importance of information on transmission 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; preferred source of information on sexually transmitted diseases (brochure of governmental or non-governmental organisation, health authority, doctor, advice from other organisations, 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 consistency of relationship in two years; time of last sexual relationship; gainful employment; occupational status; highest school-leaving certificate or university degree; household size; number of persons in the household aged 16 and over; country of birth of 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 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
  • 2009-10-12 / 2009-12-15
Geographic Coverage
  • Germany (DE)
Sampled Universe
German-speaking persons aged 16 and over in private households with telephone access
Probability: Multistage; Sampling Procedure Comment: Probability Sample: Multistage Sample
Collection Mode
  • Telephone interview: CATI
  • Telephone interview: CATI (Computer Assisted Telephone Interview)
Data and File Information
  • Number of Variables: 533
The study is part of an annual replicate survey conducted by the Federal Centre for Health Education.
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA5123 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • BZgA (Type: FDZ)
  • BZgA (Type: FDZ)
  • forsa. Gesellschaft für Sozialforschung und statistische Analysen mbH: AIDS im öffentlichen Bewusstsein der Bundesrepublik 2009. Berlin: Feldbericht, Februar 2010.
  • forsa. Gesellschaft für Sozialforschung und statistische Analysen mbH: Aids im öffentlichen Bewusstsein der Bundesrepublik Deutschland 2009. Berlin: Tabellenband, Dezember 2009

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