Text and Data Mining valid from 2019-06-25
Received: 16 September 2018
Accepted: 6 June 2019
First Online: 25 June 2019
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: The study was approved by the Libyan National Ethical Committee (Approval No. LY NS, HV299789). It was conducted in accordance with the Helsinki Declaration and under the supervision of the Libyan Study Group of Hepatitis & HIV [CitationRef removed, CitationRef removed]. All participants signed an informed consent form witnessed by the local health office before collection of data and blood samples. The questionnaire used to collect demographic and epidemiological data was anonymous and linked to the blood sample tube only by a code, as previously described [CitationRef removed].
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: The authors declare that they have no competing interests.