Received: 27 August 2019
Accepted: 7 January 2020
First Online: 16 January 2020
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: Ethical clearance was secured from an Institutional Review Committee of Debre Markos University, College of Health Sciences. In addition, a permission letter was written from the hospital general manager and HIV care clinic focal person to use the records of HIV-infected children. We conducted this study by reviewing existing medical records of HIV-infected children, therefore, informed oral or written consents from the parents or guardians were not feasible. The Ethics committee formally waived the consent. Patient’s confidentiality was maintained by coding and locking all collected data in a separate room before data entry. After entry, all data were locked by password, names and unique ART numbers were not included in the data collection format and the data were not disclosed to any person other than the principal investigator.
: Not applicable.
: The authors declare that they have no competing interests.