Health literacy is a predictor of HIV/AIDS knowledge.

  title={Health literacy is a predictor of HIV/AIDS knowledge.},
  author={Giselle Hicks and Maribel Barrag{\'a}n and Carlos Franco-Paredes and Mark V. Williams and Carlos N Del R{\'i}o},
  journal={Family medicine},
  volume={38 10},
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES This study's objective was to evaluate the association between health literacy and human immunodeficiency virus/acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (HIV/AIDS) knowledge among patients seen at an inner-city, public hospital urgent care center (UCC). METHODS We used a prospective survey of patients offered an HIV test by their providers during a UCC visit. We measured patients' health literacy level using the Rapid Estimate of Adult Literacy in Medicine (REALM) scale… CONTINUE READING


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