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CPR: Crude prevalence ratio;
APR: Adjusted prevalence ratio;
ART: Antiretroviral therapy;
CI: confidence interval;
CTC: Care and treatment clinics;
HIV: Human Immunodeficiency virus;
IPT: Isoniazid preventive therapy;
IQR: Inter quartile range;
KCMUCO: Kilimanjaro Christian Medical University College;
MOHCDGEC: Ministry of Health, Community Development, Gender Elderly and Children;
PLHIV: People Living with HIV;
WHO: World Health Organization
Acknowledgement of the MoHCDGEC in Tanzania which provides the HIV services to the people of Tanzania, as without this service many PLHIV would not be alive today. Appreciation for all the staff at NACP specifically the Strategic Information Unit for their support to the analysis, and to the interpretation of the results. Appreciation to the MoHCDGEC for their permission to use the data. Acknowledgement of the health workers who managed the patients and collected the data in health facilities. Appreciation to the staff and students at KCMUCO who helped with the work and encouraged the final product.
This work was supported through the DELTAS Africa Initiative Grant No. 107754/Z/15/Z-DELTAS Africa SSACAB. The DELTAS Africa Initiative is an independent funding scheme of the African Academy of Sciences (AAS)’s Alliance for Accelerating Excellence in Science in Africa (AESA) and supported by the New Partnership for Africa’s Development Planning and Coordinating Agency (NEPAD Agency) with funding from the Wellcome Trust (Grant No. 107754/Z/15/Z) and the UK government. The views expressed in this publication are those of the author(s) and not necessarily those of AAS, NEPAD Agency, Wellcome Trust or the UK government.
Availability of data and materials
The data that support the findings of this study are available from the Ministry of Health Community Development Gender Elderly and Children (MOHCDGEC) but restrictions apply to the availability of these data, which were used under license for the current study, and so are not publicly available. Data are however available from the authors upon request and with permission from MOHCDGEC.
Concept development and study design: MR, JT, WM, SEM, BN, JSN, MJM; Data acquisition: MR, VS, AR, WM; Supervision of the study: JT, WM, BN, JSN, MJM; Data analysis and statistical support: MR, JT, WM, BN, JSN, MRM, MJM; critically revised the manuscript: MR, SEM, JT, IJ, WM, BN, JSN, AR, MRM, MJM; All authors read and finally approved the manuscript draft for publication.
Ethics approval and consent to participate
Ethical approval was obtained from the Kilimanjaro Christian Medical University College (KCMUCo). The secondary data use deemed unnecessary need of informed consent because did not have any identifier and it was unlinked from the database. Permission to use CTC data was sought from the MoHCDGEC through the National Aids Control Program (NACP).
Consent for publication
The permission to publish the data was obtained from NIMR after informed about findings of the study while the permission to use CTC2 data was sought from NACP after being fully informed about the objectives.
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1Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Institute of Public Health Kilimanjaro Christian Medical University College (KCMUCo) P.O.Box 2240, Tanzania. 2Mwenge Catholic University (MWECAU) P.O.Box 1226, Moshi, Tanzania. 3Ministry of Health, Community Development Gender, Elderly and Children (NACP), Dodoma, Tanzania. 4London School of Tropical Medicine (LSTM), United Kingdom. 5National Institute for Medical Research-Muhimbili Medical Research Centre P.O.Box 3436 Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. 6University of Dar es Salaam College of Health and Allied Sciences P.O.Box 68, Mbeya, Tanzania.
MR: [email protected]
JT: [email protected]
BN: [email protected]
SEM: [email protected]
AR: [email protected]
VS: [email protected]
IJ: [email protected]
MRM: [email protected]
MJM: [email protected]
JSN: [email protected]
WM: [email protected]