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The Berlin Aids-Hilfe (BAH) has been committed to campaigning for the social acceptance of HIV-positive people, human rights, participation, inclusion and solidarity for more than 25 years now. Our services include counselling and escorting people, as well as the opportunity to join encounter groups for HIV-positive persons. In addition to an educational programme for young people, the BAH also offers the (rapid) HIV-test or testing for sexually transmitted infections anonymously in the counselling centre.

From our wide range of services we would like to describe some of the ones that experience has shown are utilised by people who either speak no German at all, or only very little.

Most of these are provided in the BAH counselling centre at Kurfürstenstr. 130 (near Nollendorfplatz) in the district of Schöneberg. Our premises are barrier-free. Addresses of other venues are shown at the end of the respective entry.

You can either just drop by or call +49 (0)30 88 56 40-0 first for information. English and German are spoken by all receptionists. The other languages spoken by different colleagues at reception are Polish, Russian, Spanish and French.

Counselling

We offer general advice, as well as advice on health insurance, problems with bureaucracy, job searches, medical issues and counselling for specific target groups; all HIV-related issues including the social and financial consequences of the illness, as well as, for example, its relevance for legal residency.

Counselling sessions are held mostly in German or English.

You can request these without prior appointment at any of the following times:

Monday

12 noon - 4 pm

Wednesday

12 noon - 2.30 pm

Thursday

12 noon - 3 pm

Friday

12 noon - 3 pm

We also provide counselling in the following languages:

French, Russian, Polish, Bulgarian, Romanian, Danish, Swedish, Norwegian.

Please come at one of the following times if you only speak one of these languages (although, unfortunately, we cannot guarantee that the person who speaks the language you require will be on the premises when you come here), or call first for an appointment.

Monday

12 noon - 6 pm

Thursday

12 noon - 6 pm

Our colleagues also provide multilingual counselling in the Berlin hospitals.

In addition, counsellors can also arrange for you to be accompanied by a voluntary worker in an individual case.

Testing

The Berliner Aids-Hilfe offers counselling and anonymous testing for HIV (rapid test and laboratory test). We also offer tests for syphilis and other sexually transmitted diseases for gay men and non-gay men who have sex with men.

Counselling is in German and English – other languages by (anonymous) appointment under +49 (0)30 88 56 40-0.

Testing dates

tuesdays 4:30 - 8 pm

wednesdays 2:30 - 8 pm

Groups

A number of different discussion, sports, relaxation and artistic groups meet in the Berliner Aids-Hilfe. You can find out more about current groups and what they offer at the BAH.

BeKAM

The Berliner Kontakt- und Anlaufstelle für MigrantInnen (Berlin contact point and helpline for immigrants) is an open group meets that regularly and welcomes people of all nationalities with or without HIV/aids who are active in the field. Please contact reception at the Berliner Aids-Hilfe on +49 (0)30 88 56 40-0 for more information.

Voluntary work

The Berlin Aids Hilfe enjoys the support of more than 200 voluntary workers, men and women, HIV-positive and HIV-negative persons.

Volunteers provide, for example, telephone counselling and youth education programmes, they accompany people to tricky meetings with the authorities or they run a café…

They are qualified for what they do and also receive regular training.

If you are interested in volunteering for the Berlin Aids Hilfe simply come along to one of our monthly information evenings.

You can find out more at the Berlin Aids Hilfe reception on +49 (0)30 88 56 40-0.

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