Funding for this research was provided by:
SURVIVAL-PLUSS project under NORHED
Received: 13 June 2019
Accepted: 20 April 2020
First Online: 24 April 2020
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: Permission to carry out the study was obtained from the Department of Paediatrics and Child Health of Makerere University College of Health Sciences and the School of Medicine Research and Ethics Committee (SOMREC). Written informed consent was obtained from the parent/guardian in order to participate in the study. Enrolment into the study was voluntary and caregivers had the right to withdraw from the study at any time. All test results and patient information were handled with confidentiality. Any child found HIV positive or HIV- exposed was together with the mother/caregiver referred to Baylor Uganda COE/ Mulago PIDC for initiation of ART and continuity of care.
: Not applicable.
: The author(s) declare that they have no competing interests.