Funding for this research was provided by:
Open Society Foundations
Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria
National Institute for the Humanities and Social Sciences
Text and Data Mining valid from 2020-04-15
Received: 20 August 2019
Accepted: 26 March 2020
First Online: 15 April 2020
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: This study was approved by the Institutional Research Ethics Committee of the Durban University of Technology (reference: Invisible Lives: Pathways into and out of street-level drug use in Durban) and the KwaZulu-Natal Department of Health’s Research Ethics Committee (reference KZ_2016RP14_267). Participants provided written informed consent and were not remunerated for participation.
: Potential participants were given an information sheet about the study. On entering the project, all participants signed the consent form. Within the consent form is the granting of permission to disseminate the anonymised results in journals, at conferences and in a study report.
: The authors declare that they have no competing interests.