AIDS in the Public Consciousness in the Federal Republic 2010

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; HIV antibody test: knowledge of the significance of the HIV-positive test result; external signs of HIV-positive; personal contacts with HIV-positive or AIDS patients; behaviour when infected with AIDS in the personal environment; knowledge of media reports on the disadvantage of HIV-infected or AIDS patients; experiences in the social environment as well as personal experiences regarding the disadvantage of HIV-infected or AIDS patients; concern about one´s own AIDS disease or about AIDS among acquaintances; time of concern about one´s own AIDS disease; own probability of infection by sexual intercourse; sources of information used about AIDS; frequency of conversations with 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 schooldays and evaluation by schools of the knowledge acquired about AIDS; 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 12 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; number of AIDS posters perceived in the last 12 months; awareness of ´Kondome schützen´ and ´Mach´s mit´- Radio commercials (monitoring of advertising success); time of last information through radio commercials and frequency of reception; awareness of the joint action of the Federal Centre for Health Education, the German AIDS Help and the German AIDS Foundation on World AIDS Day (query from November 1st); awareness of the campaign of the Deutsche Aidshilfe ´Ich weiß was ich tu´; awareness of the central telephone AIDS 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 next few 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 condom usage frequency; reasons for condom use (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; thematisation 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 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) 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; 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 on past and current infection with sexually transmitted diseases; consultation due to recent fears of infection and medical specialization; reasons for not visiting a doctor; self-assessment of information on sexually transmitted diseases; information request on this subject; importance of information on transmission modes, 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 (brochures of government or government agencies) 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; imaginability of a sexual relationship with a man. 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
  • 2010-10-06 / 2010-12-28
Geographic Coverage
  • Germany (DE)
Sampled Universe
German-speaking persons aged 16 and over in private households with telephone access
Probability: Multistage; Sampling Procedure Comment: Prabability Sample: Multistage Sample
Collection Mode
  • Telephone interview: CATI
  • Telephone interview: CATI (Computer Assisted Telephone Interview)
Data and File Information
  • Number of Variables: 504
The study is part of an annual replicate survey conducted by the Federal Centre for Health Education.
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA5124 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • BZgA (Type: FDZ)
  • BZgA (Type: FDZ)
  • forsa. Gesellschaft für Sozialforschung und statistische Analysen mbH: AIDS im öffentlichen Bewusstsein der Bundesrepublik 2010. Berlin: Feldbericht, Januar 2011.
  • forsa. Gesellschaft für Sozialforschung und statistische Analysen mbH: Aids im öffentlichen Bewusstsein der Bundesrepublik Deutschland 2010. Berlin: Tabellenband, Januar 2011

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