Funding for this research was provided by:
1.Department of STI, AIDS and Viral Hepatitis, Secretary for Health Surveillance, Ministry of Health Brazil, Brasília, DF, Brazil
Received: 7 July 2017
Accepted: 25 April 2019
First Online: 4 July 2019
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: This analysis is part of the Ministry of Health strategic plan to enhance HIV testing and was not assessed by an ethical committee board. In Brazil, according to law CFM n° 1.865/96, authorization or consent from parents or a responsible person is not required to perform an HIV test in individuals over 12 years of age if the test is voluntary and consent is provided by the adolescent, provided that the adolescent has the capacity to evaluate their problem and take actions accordingly. Administrative permissions to access the raw data of the datasources used were obtained from the Department of STI, AIDS and Viral Hepatitis of the Brazilian Ministry of Health. The datasets analysed during the current study are not publicly available due data ownership of the Brazilian Ministry of Health. For data permits, please contact the Department of the Department of STI, AIDS and Viral Hepatitis of the Brazilian Ministry of Health.
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