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Health literacy is essential, especially among people living with HIV. Health outcomes of good health literacy are increased CD4, decreased VL, and include OIs. The factors associated with health literacy among people living with HIV are essential for clinical outcomes, such as gender, age, and race. Three instruments to assess health literacy among people living with HIV/AIDS have been developed. The brief estimate of health knowledge and action HIV version (BEHKA-HIV) is the most popular health literacy assessment. However, the BEHKA-HIV assessment is currently available in English only.
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