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Text and Data Mining valid from 2020-01-13
Received: 24 April 2019
Accepted: 1 November 2019
First Online: 13 January 2020
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: The Akwa Ibom AIDS Indicator Survey protocol was approved by the FHI 360 Protection of Human Subjects Committee, North Carolina, USA, the Akwa Ibom State Ministry of Health Ethics Committee, the University of Uyo Teaching Hospital Review Committee, and the University of Nigeria Nsukka Teaching Hospital Research Ethics Review Committee. Written informed consent was sought for participation in the interview and blood draw. Parental consent was sought from the parent or guardian of children less than 17 years. In addition, assent was sought from children aged 10–17 years whose parent or guardian had consented to their participation. Consenting participants were tested for HIV according to national algorithm and confirmed with Bio-Rad Geenius HIV 1/2 Confirmatory Assay.
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: The authors declare that they have no competing interests.