Funding for this research was provided by:
International Development Research Centre (107531-001)
Received: 6 September 2018
Accepted: 19 October 2018
First Online: 30 October 2018
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: The trial received ethical approval from the Health Research and Development Committee (HRDC) in the Ministry of Health, Botswana, on 8 August 2013, HRDC protocol number 00724.The research team will seek the agreement of the district leadership in districts randomized to receive the intervention, including the district commissioner, the head of the district health management team and the district AIDS coordinator. We will also seek agreement to participate from the leadership (the chairman of the village development committee and the village chief) in all communities in the intervention districts. For the impact survey, interviewers will seek informed consent from all respondents. They will explain the nature and purpose of the survey, including the rapid screening HIV tests, and the rights of respondents. Participants will sign to indicate their consent. For participants under age 16, a parent or guardian of the young person will sign to indicate their consent. The young person will also be asked to assent to participate.
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