STI & HIV Counseling

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.

Counseling Occasions

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.

Diverse Topics

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.

Counseling Teams

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.

Ways of Counseling

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).

How to contact us

Brief information and appointments via phone
Mon. 15:30 – 18:00 (Gelsenkirchen) / Fri. 12:00 – 18:00 (Mülheim)

Youthwork Gelsenkirchen

Wildenbruchstraße 13
45888 Gelsenkirchen


Tel. 0209 120 93 68


Lebenslust Mülheim

Friedrichstraße 20
45468 Mülheim an der Ruhr


Tel. 0208 412 59 22


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