Funding for this research was provided by:
National Institute of General Medical Sciences (1S06GM123547-01)
Text and Data Mining valid from 2019-12-01
Received: 17 October 2019
Accepted: 18 November 2019
First Online: 2 December 2019
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: Ethics approval for this research was obtained by the Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health and Phoenix Area Indian Health Service Institutional Review Boards. The study was also reviewed and approved by the participating Tribe’s governing Tribal Council and Health Advisory Board. The relevant Institutional Review Boards (IRB) approved for minors ages 14–17 to consent to study participation as adults in lieu of requiring parental permission. This decision is based on state law that allows individuals ages 14 and older to consent to STI screening without parental permission. Thus, the IRBs believed requiring parental permission could potentially act as a barrier to study participation, and preclude access to STI screening. Written consent to study participation was obtained from all individuals; this method of consent was approved by the aforementioned entities.
: Not applicable.
: The authors declare that they have no competing interests.