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From peer to peer: Reaching migrants from sub-Saharan Africa with research on sexual health utilizing community-based participatory health research

Carmen Koschollek, Robert Koch Institute (RKI), Berlin, Germany
Anna Kuehne, Robert Koch Institute (RKI), Berlin, Germany
Stephen Amoah, Afrikaherz Berlin, Verband für interkulturelle Arbeit, Regionalverband Berlin/Brandenburg e.V., Berlin, Germany and and Institute for Social Medicine, Epidemiology and Health Economics, Charité -Universitaetsmedizin Berlin, Berlin, Germany
Helene Batemona-Abeke, Pamoja Afrika e.V., Cologne, Germany
Taty Dela Bursi, Hannöversche Aids-Hilfe e.V., Hanover, Germany
Pierre Mayamba, Aidshilfe Essen e.V., Essen, Germany
Rosaline M‘bayo, Afrikaherz Berlin, Verband für interkulturelle Arbeit, Regionalverband Berlin/Brandenburg e.V., Berlin, Germany
Christina Mputu Tshibadi, Münchner Aids-Hilfe e.V., Munich, Germany
Garnet Parris, Maisha e.V., Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Adama Thorlie, Berliner Aids-Hilfe e.V., Berlin, Germany
Virginia Wangare Greiner, Maisha e.V., Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Viviane Bremer, Robert Koch Institute (RKI), Berlin, Germany
Claudia Santos-Hövener, Robert Koch Institute (RKI), Berlin, Germany


Migrants from sub-Saharan Africa (misSA) in Germany are disproportionally affected by HIV. To develop targeted interventions, it is necessary to collect data on knowledge, attitudes, behaviour and practices (KABP) regarding HIV and sexual health. However, misSA are difficult to reach and to sample: a) it is unknown how many people with an African migration background are living in Germany, and b) HIV and sexual health topics are highly stigmatized in these communities. We utilized a community-based participatory health research approach to develop a study protocol and conducted a KABP survey on HIV and sexual health among misSA in six German …

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