Table 1

Interview participant characteristics

CharacteristicNumber of participants (n=23)
African region of birth
 East Africa10
 West Africa10
 Southern Africa0
 Middle Africa3
Highest level of education completed*
Marital status
 In a non-cohabiting relationship8
Duration of residence in UK (years)
Immigration status†
Diagnosis of HIV
 Prior to current pregnancy20
 During current pregnancy3
Children prior to current pregnancy
  • *Secondary education was defined as up to secondary school. Higher education was defined as college or university education (including higher professional qualifications).

  • †Secure immigration status was defined as being a UK citizen, a recognised refugee or having exceptional or indefinite leave to remain. Anyone not in these categories was defined as having insecure immigration status.