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Table 1 Key questions asked

From: Experiences of new diagnoses among HIV-positive persons: implications for public health

Key questions asked
What are some of the things you went through when you were first told you had HIV?
Probe: What was your reaction when you were told?
What did you do when you were told you had HIV?
Probe: Were you (greatly) disturbed? How did you feel?
What was your experience when you were diagnosed with the HIV virus? What has been your experience thus far (since you were diagnosed with HIV)?
When you were informed about your illness, what were some of the things you went through? Probe: What did you suffer? How? Why?
Did/do you have any specific experiences that made you happy or sad?
Probe: Don’t you have any specific experiences that have brought you joy or sorrow?
How did you manage it?
Since when were you diagnosed with HIV? For how many years have you been diagnosed with this disease?
Did the doctors tell you to go and do the test?
When you came to the VCT [voluntarily] were you told it wasn’t true?
What services [are provided that] have been helpful?
Are you currently on ART?
Probe: If yes, for how long have you been on ART?
  1. Source: Authors’ fieldwork, 2015