Although AIDS has only been a small subject of discussion in recent years, still about 700 people a year come down with HIV. Another 2000 people - heterosexuals just as homosexuals - are infected every year.
Diakonie in Bavaria offers information and first conctact counselling in various AIDS counselling centres. At the centre of our work is the counselling of those already affected by HIV and AIDS, and also the permanent support through their daily routine that is marked by the sickness.
But health information and education in time is just as important and carried out in schools, youth groups and communities.