Funding for this research was provided by:
Consortium of Advanced Research Training in Africa (CARTA PhD Fellowship)
Received: 14 July 2018
Accepted: 5 July 2019
First Online: 11 July 2019
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: This study received ethical approval from University of the Witwatersrand Health Research Ethics Committee (Clearance Certificate No: <i>M160449</i>) and the Moi University and Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital Institutional Research Ethics Committee (Formal Approval No. <i>FAN: IREC 1664</i>). AMPATH research program office granted permission for recruitment of study participants from AMPATH’s clinical care sites. Written informed consent was also sought from participants. Privacy and confidentiality were assured during the consenting and the data collection process. During interviews, participants were assigned numbers to facilitate discussion.
: Consent to publish direct quotations from interviews and focus group discussions was obtained from the research participants in this study.
: The authors declare that they have no competing interests.