Infection with HIV is now a chronic disease and, thanks to medical progress, easily treatable – even if it is still not curable. With appropriate medical support, people with HIV can reach a normal age, can work, live and have sex. Nevertheless, the suspicion or diagnosis of being infected with HIV or another sexually transmitted infection (STI) triggers questions and sometimes personal crises.
Especially at the beginning, but also during the course of an infection, there is a need for talk. People with HIV or other STIs often experience taboos or discrimination, for example, at work, in partnerships or when living out their sexuality.
In some cases, modern antiretroviral therapy also has undesirable side effects that can be very debilitating. We support all people with questions or need to talk about sexually transmitted infections and HIV with information, psychosocial advice and prevention advice.
Our counseling teams consist of full-time and voluntary employees with different special knowledge. All counselors are qualified, undergo regular further training and are subject to the duty of confidentiality. They are familiar with different sexual lifestyles and have knowledge about HIV/AIDS, STIs, protection strategies, testing and therapy.
Personal advice is provided – by appointment – in our meeting points in Mülheim an der Ruhr and Krefeld or in the offices of our cooperation partners in Essen, Dinslaken, Duisburg, Gelsenkirchen, Kleve or Moers. You can also contact us by phone or digitally (via text or video).
Brief information and appointments via phone
Mon. 15:30 – 18:00 (Gelsenkirchen) / Fri. 12:00 – 18:00 (Mülheim)