Received: 31 July 2019
Accepted: 23 July 2020
First Online: 29 July 2020
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: Ethical clearance was obtained from University of Gondar College of medicine and Health Science School of medicine ethical review committee before data collection process. An official letter was written to Dessie referral Hospital. Respondents were informed about the objective and purpose of the study and verbal consent was obtained from each respondent. Moreover, all the study participants were informed that they have a full right to participate or decline from the study and they were assured for an attainment of confidentiality for the information obtained from them. They were interviewed in separate room and identification was not documented. HIV/AIDS patients who had depression during data collection were linked to psychiatry clinic.
: Not applicable as there is no image or other confidentiality related issues.
: The authors declare that they have no competing interests.