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Table 1 Key areas of investigation during in-depth interviews

From: Manuscript title: Facilitators and barriers to cotrimoxazole prophylaxis among HIV exposed babies: a qualitative study from Harare, Zimbabwe

Key areas of investigation Specific probes
Background information Area of residence, marital status, family environment
Current health status Physical strength and well-being following delivery
Feelings about HIV infection History of HIV testing; feelings about HIV positive diagnosis
HIV care for the participant (mother) What HIV care has been sought
Views of risk of mother-to-child transmission of HIV Awareness/knowledge of risks; feelings about ability to protect the baby from infection
Views on cotrimoxazole prophylaxis Knowledge/awareness of the importance of cotrimoxazole prophylaxis; views on CTX-p
Experience giving CTX-p to the baby Barriers and facilitators to daily administration, including experience with prescription refills at the clinic
Awareness of other PMTCT services that baby is supposed to get Probes on awareness
Any related issues that participant wanted to raise