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Table 2 Themes and subthemes generated

From: Experiences of social stigma among patients tested positive for COVID-19 and their family members: a qualitative study

Themes Subtheme
Experiences of stigmatization Isolation
Labelling
Blame
Perspectives on disease disclosure Willing to disclose freely
Selective disclosure
Suggestions to reduce stigmatization Supports by the government
The society and public
Colleagues’ support
Health care providers’ support
Religious support