Text and Data Mining valid from 2018-12-01
Received: 10 May 2018
Accepted: 26 November 2018
First Online: 14 December 2018
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: This research fulfilled the exemption criteria set by the Médecins Sans Frontières Ethics Review Board for a posteriori analyses of routinely collected clinical data and thus did not require MSF ERB review. It was conducted with permission from Micaela Serafini, Medical Director, Operational Centre Geneva Médecins Sans Frontières. Additionally, formal Myanmar ERB approval was not sought for this retrospective analysis of routinely collected anonymized clinical and program data since national regulations currently do not require a formal ERB submission for reviews of program implementation, of which this research constitutes (more information can be found at ExternalRef removed).These data and findings have been shared formally at MoH public meetings and informally with counterparts from the Myanmar national AIDS and TB programs. All clinical care received by participants during the course of their treatment and reviewed in this analysis followed established medical ethical practice, and all research procedures conducted were in accordance with the Declaration of Helsinki.
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