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Table 5 Description of areas and issues coveed in repeat in-depth semi-structured interviews and focus group discussions

From: Addressing social issues in a universal HIV test and treat intervention trial (ANRS 12249 TasP) in South Africa: methods for appraisal

  Meeting 1 Meeting 2 Meeting 3 Meeting 4
In-depth interviews n = 20 n = 10 n = 10  
Topic Access to health care in the community & knowledge of HIV status Stigma induced by attending TasP trial clinics Social support and disclosure Understanding of benefits of UTT  
Approach used Personal experiences and representations Personal experiences and representations Personal experiences and representations  
Focus group discussions n = 4 n = 4 n = 4 n = 4
Topic Health care services in the community Community and individual experiences and perceptions of UTT Local cultures that facilitate and support regular and repeat testing and HIV status disclosure Facilitators and barriers to HIV testing and ART uptake
Approach used Individual and group narratives Individual and group narratives Individual and group narratives Community walk
  1. ART: antiretroviral treatment; TasP: treatment-as-prevention; UTT: universal test and treat.