Knowledge of HIV/AIDS test results and adherence to healthcare interventions are two important outcomes that reflect proper HIV/AIDS management. This study aimed to determine which demographic and HIV acceptance measures were significantly associated with health literacy and adherence indicators in young MSM. 200 HIV/AIDS positive young MSM completed computer based surveys regarding demographics, HIV/AIDS health literacy indicators, and HIV/AIDS acceptance measures. It was found that young African American MSM, in comparison to young white MSM, had lower odds of knowing both viral load and CD4 measures; health literacy indicators. Further, participants who had a high school diploma were found to have increased odds of knowing both their CD4 and viral load measures in comparison to those young MSM participants who had not obtained a high school diploma. Further research should examine the factors associated with the lack of health literacy reported by young African American MSM.
Persaud, Harry A. and Bruce, Douglas
"Knowledge of Clinical Measures and Healthcare Adherence In Young Gay and Bisexual Men Living with HIV/AIDS,"
DePaul Discoveries: Vol. 4
, Article 12.
Available at: http://via.library.depaul.edu/depaul-disc/vol4/iss1/12