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Table 1 Characteristics of the 17 caregivers interviewed in the qualitative component of the study

From: “What will my child think of me if he hears I gave him HIV?”: a sequential, explanatory, mixed-methods approach on the predictors and experience of caregivers on disclosure of HIV status to infected children in Gombe, Northeast Nigeria

Caregiver code noType of caregiverCaregiver HIV statusChild’s age category*Orphan?Disclosure done?
01UncleNegativeMid adolescenceYesYes
02MotherPositiveMid adolescenceNoYes
03MotherPositiveEarly adolescenceNoNo
04Adopted motherNegativeEarly adolescenceYesNo
05MotherPositiveEarly adolescenceYesYes
06MotherPositiveEarly adolescenceNoNo
07MotherPositiveSchool ageNoNo
08AuntNegativeEarly adolescenceYesYes
09MotherPositiveSchool ageNoNo
10AuntNegativeEarly adolescenceYesYes
11MotherPositiveSchool ageNoNo
12FatherPositiveMid adolescenceNoYes
13FatherPositiveLate adolescenceNoYes
14MotherPositiveSchool ageNoNo
15FatherPositiveMid adolescenceNoYes
16FatherPositiveEarly adolescenceNoNo
17FatherPositiveEarly adolescenceNoNo
  1. Note: Caregivers’ gender, parent vs non parent caregiver, HIV positive/ negative status, varying levels of education and religious backgrounds were other characteristics that were considered in purposively selecting caregivers for the in-depth interviews in addition to the main characteristics of whether or not caregivers have made disclosure to their children. *School age (6–9 years), Early adolescence (10–13 years), Mid adolescence (14–16 years) and Late adolescence (17–18 years) [17].