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Berlin 90-90-90 Targets (2017) PLHIV: 14,900

89%

94%

93%

Source: Eckdaten der Schätzung, Robert Koch Institute, 2017

Berlin HIV Care Continuum (2017) PLHIV: 14,900

89%

84%

78%

Source: Eckdaten der Schätzung, Robert Koch Institute, 2017

Mayor's Message

Image © Lena Giovanazzi

“Today there are many good reasons to celebrate and to hope. For example, the life expectancy of people living with HIV has increased steadily in recent years. While we still have no cure and no vaccine, the drastic side effects of available medications have diminished, and antiretroviral therapy has been very successful. Today, when HIV is treated with drugs that prevent people from getting AIDS, the disease – which was once a death sentence – ends up being more of a chronic condition. 
 
For all our optimism and rejoicing, however, we must not forget that education is still one of our most pressing tasks. Future generations need to know that HIV is still one of the world’s most insidious infectious diseases and that it is deadly without medical treatment. At the same time, it is important to combat the stigma associated with HIV/AIDS.”

Michael Müller
Mayor of Berlin

Community Leadership Messages

“Berlin is the city with the highest population of people living with HIV in Germany. Therefore, the first and one of the most important steps to get Berlin on the fast track to end AIDS consists in creating Checkpoint BLN, an innovative hub for sexual health, integrating prevention, counseling and medical care.”

Check Point Berlin: A. v. Blanc; R. Ruesenberg; Ch. Kohl; H. Backes; St. Jäkel; U. Hiller; G. Peters; H. Drees; M. de Groot; Ch. Weber; P. Tossmann

“During this past year, we have seen the inception of Berlin’s policies and the communities’ commitment to mobilize under the Fast-Track Cities initiative. We do not have a moment to lose, especially regarding the scale-up of the first two 90 targets and stigma reduction. We urgently need full implementation of the promised PrEP scale-up, and the initiation of comprehensive HIV prevention and care for unregistered migrants and prisoners. Collaboration of all stakeholders is key to success.”

Dr. Heiko Jessen
Physician Specialist in General Medicine, Sports Medicine, and Infectious Disease

“Only an educated, respectful and accepting society, in which people living with HIV are integrated, can face the challenges of HIV successfully. We will fight the stigma, we will promote HIV testing and we will end the AIDS epidemic by 2030.”

Björn Beck
Health Advisor
Deutsche AIDS-Hilfe

“The biggest obstacle that people encounter on their way to getting tested is HIV-related stigma. People who know that they’ll be discriminated against—ostracized—when they are HIV-positive, they don’t want to get tested. If we want testing to be appealing, we must fight against discrimination.”

Holger Wicht
Press Officer
Deutsche AIDS-Hilfe

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