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HIV seroprevalence, self-reported STIs and associated risk factors among men who have sex with men: a cross-sectional study in Rwanda, 2015
  1. Roman Saba Ntale1,2,3,
  2. Gad Rutayisire1,
  3. Pierre Mujyarugamba1,
  4. Eliah Shema1,
  5. Jane Greatorex2,
  6. Simon David William Frost3,
  7. Pontiano Kaleebu4
  1. 1 Department of Biomedical Laboratory Sciences, College of Medicine and Health Sciences, University of Rwanda, Kigali, Rwanda
  2. 2 Public Health England, Addenbrookes Hospital, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK
  3. 3 Department of Veterinary Medicine, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK
  4. 4 Uganda Virus Research Institute, Entebbe, Uganda
  1. Correspondence to Dr Simon David William Frost, Department of Veterinary Medicine, University of Cambridge, Cambridge CB3 0ES, UK; sdf22{at}cam.ac.uk

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  • Handling editor Jackie A Cassell

  • Contributors RSN conceived and designed the study, supervised data collection, analysed the data, interpreted the results, wrote the first draft of the manuscript and revised the final version of the manuscript. GR, PM and ES supervised data collection, interpreted the results and revised the final version of the manuscript. JG participated in the analysis of the data, interpreted the results and revised the final version of the manuscript. SDWF conceived and designed the study, supervised data collection, performed the statistical analyses, interpreted the results, collaborated with RSN in the writing of the first draft of the manuscript and revised the final version of the manuscript. PK conceived and designed the study, supervised data collection, interpreted the results and revised the final version of the manuscript.

  • Funding This work was supported by Training Health Researchers into Vocational Excellence in East Africa (THRiVE), grant number 087540 funded by the Wellcome Trust. This work was also supported by the University of Rwanda SIDA grant number 51160027 and by an MRC Methodology Research Programme grant (MR/J013862/1) to SF.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Patient consent Obtained.

  • Ethics approval University of Rwanda Institutional Review Board (approval number CMHS/IRB/164/2015).

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

  • Data sharing statement Given the sensitive nature of HIV-related data, we have not made the raw data open access. To obtain a copy of the data and the associated R scripts for statistical analysis, please contact the corresponding author.

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Footnotes

  • Handling editor Jackie A Cassell

  • Contributors RSN conceived and designed the study, supervised data collection, analysed the data, interpreted the results, wrote the first draft of the manuscript and revised the final version of the manuscript. GR, PM and ES supervised data collection, interpreted the results and revised the final version of the manuscript. JG participated in the analysis of the data, interpreted the results and revised the final version of the manuscript. SDWF conceived and designed the study, supervised data collection, performed the statistical analyses, interpreted the results, collaborated with RSN in the writing of the first draft of the manuscript and revised the final version of the manuscript. PK conceived and designed the study, supervised data collection, interpreted the results and revised the final version of the manuscript.

  • Funding This work was supported by Training Health Researchers into Vocational Excellence in East Africa (THRiVE), grant number 087540 funded by the Wellcome Trust. This work was also supported by the University of Rwanda SIDA grant number 51160027 and by an MRC Methodology Research Programme grant (MR/J013862/1) to SF.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Patient consent Obtained.

  • Ethics approval University of Rwanda Institutional Review Board (approval number CMHS/IRB/164/2015).

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

  • Data sharing statement Given the sensitive nature of HIV-related data, we have not made the raw data open access. To obtain a copy of the data and the associated R scripts for statistical analysis, please contact the corresponding author.

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