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Table 2 HIV status disclosure and stigma experiences among ALHIV (n = 31)

From: The secret life of young adolescents living with HIV in northern Mozambique - a mixed methods study

  n %
Adolescent knows his/her HIV status 31 51.0a
Remember when first learned HIV status (n = 31) 21 68.0
Age when learned HIV status, median [IQR] (n = 21) 12 [11,12]
How was HIV status learned (n = 21)
 Told by family at home 12 39.0
 Told by doctor/nurse at clinic 3 10.0
 Told by family and doctor/nurse at clinic 15 48.0
 Don’t remember/other 1 3.0
Other household members with HIV (n = 31)
 Mother 9 29.0
 Father 4 13.0
 Brother/sister 4 12.0
 Other 3 9.0
 Don’t know 17 55.0
Household members know adolescent’s HIV status (n = 31)
 Some 20 65.0
 Most all 10 32.0
 Don’t know 1 6.0
Friends know adolescent’s HIV status (n = 31)
 None 29 94.0
 Some 2 6.0
 Most all 0 0.0
Stigma (agree/strongly agree) (n = 31)
 Although I have HIV, I am a person of worth. 27 87.0
 I understand why people would reject my friendship because I have HIV. 15 48.0
 When people know I have HIV I feel uncomfortable around them 13 42.0
 I am embarrassed about having HIV. 11 35.0
 I feel guilty about having HIV. 8 26.0
 I think less of myself because I have HIV. 7 23.0
 Having HIV affects whether people want to be friends with you. 6 19.0
  1. a The denominator is overall ALHIV included in the survey