Received: 4 October 2019
Accepted: 12 April 2020
First Online: 5 May 2020
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: Makerere University School of Public Health Higher Degrees, Research and Ethics Committee and the Uganda National Council for Science and Technology approved this study. Permission to conduct the study was obtained from district and facility managers. Respondents were read an informed consent form and asked if they were willing to participate in the study. Respondents were informed that their non-willing to participate in the study would not affect their access to any of the services provided at the health facility of recruitment. Consenting women signed two copies of a written informed consent form and retained a copy for their future reference. Young HIV-positive, pregnant or ever-pregnant women aged 15 to 17 years were enrolled as emancipated minors, with a waiver of the parental or guardian consent, based on the national research guidelines. Interviews were conducted privately within or outside facility premises in seclusion to ensure confidentiality. All data provided by participants were anonymous and we ensured confidentiality of all the data collected.
: Not applicable.
: The authors declare no competing interests.