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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

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