The VIA- Verband für Interkulturelle Arbeit Berlin/Brandenburg e.V. is an umbrella organisation of 51 different migrant organisations and intercultural associations in Berlin, as well as the sponsor of 9 projects in the field of refugee, migration, health and resettlement work. One of its projects is Afrikaherz, which was founded in 1998, and is dedicated to improving both the primary and secondary prevention of HIV/AIDS and other sexually transmitted infections (STIs). Afrikaherz advises and supports African migrants, including refugees, on access to health care, psychosocial and legal issues. The project also develops information and educational materials as well as communicational strategies (workshops, seminars and campaigns) to improve the wellbeing of people living with HIV.