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Received: 27 February 2018
Accepted: 30 May 2018
First Online: 8 June 2018
: The authors declare that they have no competing interests.
: AAM: MSc infectious disease working in HIV care and treatment clinic, University of Gondar Hospital, Gondar, Ethiopia. AAG: Assistant professor in Reproductive Health, Institute of Public Health, College of Medicine and Health Science, University of Gondar, Ethiopia. HSM: lecturer in Department of Medical Nursing, School of Nursing College of Medicine and Health Science, University of Gondar, Ethiopia. DFT: Lecturer in Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Institute of Public Health, University of Gondar, Ethiopia.
: The study was approved by University of Gondar College of Medicine and Health Sciences Research and Ethical Review Committee. A permission and supportive letter were obtained from the clinical director of the University of Gondar Referral Hospital. Each study participant was informed about the purpose, method, expected benefit, and risk of the study. They were also informed about their full right not to participate or withdraw from the study at any time, and deciding not to participate had no impact on their services. Since it is a cross-sectional study, participating in this study cannot result any negative consequences on the study participants. Hence, informed verbal consent was obtained from study participants before the data collection. This was also approved by the Ethical Review Committee. Confidentiality was maintained during data collection, storage, analysis, and report.
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