Received: 11 December 2017
Accepted: 9 September 2018
First Online: 17 September 2018
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: This study uses data collected as part of the Uganda AIDS Indicator Survey (UAIS) 2011. The UAIS protocol for the blood specimen collection and analysis was reviewed and approved by the Science and Ethics Committee of the Uganda Virus Research Institute (UVRI), ICF Macro’s Institutional Review Board, and a review committee at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta. It was also cleared by the Ethics Committee of the Uganda National Council of Science and Technology. Respondents were informed about the study procedures, the confidentiality of the data, the fact that respondents could obtain their HIV and syphilis results immediately if they wished, that they would be provided with counselling before and after the rapid tests, that those testing positive for syphilis could be treated the following day after confirmatory testing, and that, if they tested positive for HIV, they could obtain their CD4 count from a nearby health facility. Respondents were also told that they could opt for all, only some, or none of the tests and that they could decide for each test if they wanted the results given to them or not.Permission to be use the data was obtained from the survey organization, the Uganda Bureau of Statistics (UBOS). The data does not contain Personal Identifying Information and has been anonymized by UBOS and they also make the data publically available to scholars, programmers and researchers.
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