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Table 3 Reasons for screen out of volunteers in the HIVIS-03 trial (n = 83)

From: Experiences on recruitment and retention of volunteers in the first HIV vaccine trial in Dar es Salam, Tanzania - the phase I/II HIVIS 03 trial

Reason *Number %
Abnormal laboratory values 41 46.1
Age above 40 years 10 11.2
Had multiple sexual partners 5 5.6
Elevated Blood Pressure 6 6.7
Parents/relatives do not support participation 7 7.9
Desire for having children in coming 2 years 5 5.6
Pregnancy 4 4.5
Did not show up for results/planned visit 6 6.7
Declined to repeat test 2 2.2
Undecided 2 2.2
Other reasons 10 11.2
  1. *Multiple reasons possible in a single individual.