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Table 4 Major emergent themes and sub-themes from the qualitative data

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

ThemesSub-Themes
BarriersStigma and discrimination
Blame, guilt and responsibility
Fear of the unknown
The ‘right time’
Multi-layer disclosure of secrets
Cultural sensitivity
ProcessOngoing and gradual
Other peoples’ or shared responsibilities
ImpactMutually empowering
Intimacy and peer support