Funding for this research was provided by:
Médecins Sans Frontières
Received: 19 March 2019
Accepted: 18 October 2019
First Online: 14 November 2019
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is able to operate in countries such as the Central African Republic only with the support of national and local authorities and through continued dialogue with the beneficiary communities. Patients in the Zemio HIV cohort gave written consent for anonymised data to be used for research purposes. This research fulfilled the exemption criteria set by the MSF Ethical Review Board (ERB) for a posteriori analyses of routinely collected clinical data and thus did not require MSF ERB review. This study was conducted with permission from the Medical Director Sidney Wong (MSF-Operational Centre Amsterdam).
: Not applicable.
: The authors declare that they have no competing interests.