Funding for this research was provided by:
African Population and Health Research Center (RCS/CARTAREENTRY/2016/002)
Received: 26 November 2018
Accepted: 10 January 2020
First Online: 31 January 2020
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: The study protocol was reviewed and approved by The AIDS Support Organization (TASO REC), a local Research and Ethics Committee (REC) on July 4th 2017. The approval reference number is TASOREC/30/17-UG-REC-009. Finally, the protocol was registered with the Uganda National Council of Science and Technology (UNCST), with a registration number, SS 4424. Written voluntary informed consent was obtained from all study participants. Participants were assured of confidentiality. In order to ensure anonymity, participants’ names were not be recorded alongside their responses.
: Not applicable.
: The author(s) declare that they have no competing interests. Stephen Ojiambo Wandera is part of the Editorial board of BMC Public Health, but otherwise, had no role in the editorial process of this article.