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AIDS and sexually transmitted infections Advice

There are around 30 different sexually transmitted infections (STIs) worldwide that can easily be infected during sexual intercourse.
One of them is HIV. The abbreviation HIV stands for Human Immunodeficiency Virus, which means human immunodeficiency virus. The HIV virus damages the body's own defences, which are supposed to protect against other pathogens. If an infection with HIV is not treated, the body will eventually be unable to defend itself against other pathogens and will suffer from normally harmless diseases. This is what is called AIDS.


Information and advice on AIDS and sexually transmitted infections can be obtained from the relevant authorities. The consultation is confidential, anonymous and free of charge and can be done in person or by telephone.

Topics of advice may include:

  • Transmission routes of HIV and other sexually transmitted infections (tripper, syphilis, hepatitis...)
  • Safer Sex Rules
  • Risk assessment
  • HIV antibody test - need, procedures, waiting periods
  • Risks in the field of prostitution
  • Contagion risks in the medical field
  • Contagion risks in everyday life
  • AIDS anxiety
  • Dealing with positive test
  • Living with HIV
  • Drug prevention options (PEP and PrEP)

It may also be possible to have an anonymous HIV test carried out by the competent authority.

Source: Serviceportal Niedersachsen (Portalverbund des Bundes und der Länder)

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