Introducing HIV Outcomes Germany


HIV Outcomes Germany consists of the following members (not yet constituted):

  • Jens Ahrens, Deutsches Expertennetzwerk HIV/Hepatitis e.V.
  • Prof. Dr. Georg Behrens, MH Hannover
  • Jochen Jakobs, ViiV Healthcare
  • Dr. Sebastian Noe, MVZ Karlsplatz München
  • Annette Piecha, Deutsches Expertennetzwerk HIV/Hepatitis e.V.
  • Dr. Katja Römer, dagnä e.V.
  • Siegfried Schwarze, Projekt Information e.V.
  • Dr. Christoph Spinner, TU München
  • Prof. Dr. Hendrik Streeck, UK Bonn
  • Christian Thams, Gilead Sciences
  • Alexandra Wigger, ViiV Healthcare
  • Florian Winkler-Ohm, SchwuZ

Activities & Milestones

June 18, 2020

HIV Outcomes Germany is launched! For the first time, the initiative comes together for a digital kick-off meeting.

July – August 2020

Following the successful launch, the German secretariat called each participant individually to discuss key issues and identify target groups. Based on these conversations, a first draft of a consensus paper was prepared. What were the major themes of the draft? Mental Health and Digitalization.

September 21, 2020

During the first workshop in September, the working group engaged in intense discussions to specify and agree upon the main goals and thematic priorities of the initiative.

Results: In Germany, HIV Outcomes will for now focus on the parallels between HIV and COVID-19 and what lessons we can learn from them. Studies have shown that stigma and discrimination against people with HIV are possible causes of mental illness, which is why mental health will be another key topic.

Moreover, the initiative will also focus on digitalization of the health care system and the associated opportunities and challenges that exist for people with HIV.

December 01, 2020

HIV Outcomes Germany introduces itself! On World AIDS Day, the initiative aims to raise awareness for the topic of HIV/AIDS. For this purpose, a short video has been published on social media. Message: #wekeepgoing

March – June 2021

Engage in dialogue with our community as well as representatives from the fields of science, and politics by attending the following conferences and congresses: German-Austrian AIDS Congress (DÖAK, 25-27 March 2021), Congress for Infectious Diseases and Tropical Medicine (KIT, 16-19 June 2021) and IAS on HIV Science (IAS, 18-21 July 2021). At these events, the initiative will discuss the challenges of health-related quality of life for people living with HIV.

Autumn 2021

In view of the 2021 German Federal Election, the initiative intends to directly engage with MPs, as meaningful change can often only be achieved with political support!


Germany FIPRA – Secretariat HIV Outcomes
Antje Feißt
Miller & Meier Consulting GmbH
Französische Straße 55, 10117 Berlin
Phone: +49 151 688 44 713

This initiative is enabled by sponsorship provided by Gilead Sciences and ViiV Healthcare.