As well as the security associated with individuals needed to be considered because of different threats, violence and hate crimes skilled by lesbians in African nations (Mkhize et al. 2010; Moshenberg 2009).
For comparable reasons, recruitment additionally needed to be very carefully considered and snowballing or string referrals were the absolute most strategies that are effective accessing understood and unknown people in the populace. As managing HIV remains very stigmatised into the places where research had been performed, fieldworkers needed to make use of discernment during recruitment. Many research individuals had been known people in organisations who have been HIV that is already accessing and health-related services. Other people were recruited from partner organisations or via companies of individuals coping with HIV.
In Zimbabwe in particular, as a result of state-wide homophobia and focusing on of lesbian and people that are gay recruitment of individuals needed to be clandestine. It had been more straightforward to recruit individuals in Southern Africa, as there are many organisations that are LGBT far away.