Table 3: Summary of identified themes.

Caregiver readiness to tell
 (i) Knowing how to tell
  (ii) Knowing what to tell
  (iii) Dealing with personal fears
  (iv) The reaction of others to the disclosure
  (v) Receiving support for disclosure
Right time to tell
  (i) Right age to tell
  (ii) Understanding the HIV diagnosis
  (iii) Child’s reaction to the diagnosis
  (iv) Developmental issues
The context of disclosure
  (i) History of long illness
  (ii) Fear of death and dying