The Council of Delegates officiates for two years. In coordination with the Board of Directors and between the general assemblies (MVs), they determine the guiding principles of the work of the DAH, support and oversee the Board of Directors.
They process applications for the election of the Board of Directors and are able to recommend the candidacy of people for the General Assembly. Beyond that, they play an important role in creating the budget and mediating conflicts within the Board of Directors.
The Council of Delegates is made up of state delegates. Two people represent each of three groups of AIDS service organizations, which are arranged by size (small, medium and large AIDS service organizations each represent their own individual group). Up to another nine representatives from networks and cooperative groups, as well as up to three individual members of the General Assembly who had been elected directly complete the Council of Delegates.