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Table 3 IDI Guide for Healthcare Providers

From: HIV prevention and HIV care among transgender and gender diverse youth: design and implementation of a multisite mixed-methods study protocol in the U.S.

SectionExample Questions
Introduction/rapport building• Tell me about your experiences working with transgender and gender diverse youth.
Primary HIV Preventiona• When it comes to accessing and using HIV prevention services and programs, what would you say is the typical experience of transgender and gender diverse youth?
• How would you describe the quality of HIV prevention services provided to transgender and gender diverse youth?
• What barriers make it difficult for transgender and gender nonconforming youth to make full use of HIV prevention services?
• What facilitates transgender and gender nonconforming youth to fully access HIV prevention services?
HIV Testing & Diagnosisa• When it comes to receiving the results of an HIV test, what would you say is the typical experience of transgender and gender nonconforming youth?
• How would you describe the quality of the experiences transgender and gender nonconforming youth have receiving test results?
• What barriers make it difficult for transgender and gender nonconforming youth to receive the results of their HIV test?
• What facilitates transgender and gender nonconforming youth’s receipt of their HIV test results?
HIV Continuum of CareaParticipants were asked about experiences, quality of care, barriers, and facilitators of TGD youth across each of the following Continuum stages: Linkage to HIV Care, Engagement in HIV Care, Retention in HIV Care, Initiation of ART, Adherence to ART, and Viral Suppression.
Intervention/Program Recommendations• What kinds of programs would you like to see for transgender and gender nonconforming youth?
• What other resources (HIV-specific and not HIV-specific) would you like to see that would support you in your work with transgender and gender nonconforming youth?
• What additional recommendations do you have for providers working with transgender and gender nonconforming youth?
  1. aHealthcare Providers were asked only about those areas in which they reported personal experience working with TGD youth