Report on the Action Plan to Implement the Strategy to Fight HIV/AIDS
The number of newly reported HIV diagnoses has been stable for the past three years at almost 3,000 per annum, giving Germany one of the lowest rates of new infections by European comparison.
In recent years, the scope of the HIV prevention campaign „Don‘t give AIDS a Chance“ has been further widened and prevention activities targeting specific groups further expanded. Public knowledge concerning transmission risks and protective behaviour is sta-ble and of a very high level; the sale of condoms has reached a new peak. This is evidence of the success of a comprehensive and effective prevention strategy, the high level of which is ensured thanks to long-term financial support of over 25 years – a prevention strategy which, at the same time, is characterised by a significant amount of voluntary commitment.