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Table 2 Frequencies of participant correspondence with sub-themes

From: HIV understanding, experiences and perceptions of HIV-positive men who have sex with men in Amazonian Peru: a qualitative study

Theme, sub-theme Cases concordant with sub-theme content Number of deviant cases Cases where sub-theme content is not mentioned in interview
Understanding of HIV
 Incomplete patient knowledge 20 0 0
 Public misconceptions 16 0 4
Stigma sequela
 Discrimination at work 5 3 12
 Patient depression 14 0 6
 Active avoidance of HIV patients 14 0 6
 Shame as a barrier to diagnosis 12 2 6
Education strategies
 Need for more accessible information 13 4 3
 Engaging young people 7 0 13
Accepting treatment responsibilities
 Personal acceptance 9 0 11
 Adopting a new lifestyle 17 0 3
 Support structures 18 0 2
Practical barriers to treatment adherence
 Traveling to clinic 6 0 14
 Side-effects of ART 5 0 15
  1. Interview participant correspondence with sub-themes, n = 20