Received: 23 October 2019
Accepted: 18 June 2020
First Online: 1 July 2020
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: Ethical clearance was obtained from the Ethical Review Committee of the Institute of Public Health, University of Gondar. A permission letter was obtained from the University of Gondar comprehensive specialized hospital, Deberemarkos referral, and Bahirdar Felegehiwot referral hospital management and the HIV care clinic’s focal person. Personal identifiers were not included for the sake of confidentiality. Our study was based on a retrospective review of secondary data from medical records of patients and we have secured the ethical clearance form our institution. Specifically, the formal ethical letter was obtained from the ethical review committee of the University of Gondar and the management from the hospitals where the study has been conducted. Thus, we have not verbal/written consent as the study was not a primary study/interview-based. Furthermore, our study was on adults and we have no concern for minors.
: It is not applicable.
: All authors declare that they have no competing interest final content of the manuscript.