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Health literacy needs of women living with the HIV/AIDS | Abstract
HIV: Current Research

HIV: Current Research
Open Access

ISSN: 2572-0805

Abstract

Health literacy needs of women living with the HIV/AIDS

Judy Thomson

 

   


Women in Sub-Saharan Africa are disproportionately affected by the HIV and constitute 60% of the total HIV/AIDS infections in this region. The study explored the health literacy needs of women living with HIV through semistructured interviews. The findings revealed that the women expressed a need to increase their knowledge about HIV/AIDS. The knowledge they needed ranged from basic pathophysiology about HIV/AIDS, to the impact of HIV/AIDS on their health, to an awareness of the modes of HIV transmission and methods of protecting others from being infected. Other important health literacy needs related to self-care and correct antiretroviral use

Published Date: 2021-02-12;