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Improving Health Literacy: Start by Listening

Warren Hickson, my colleague in the Worldwide Universities Health
Literacy Network,  is designing health messages and education modules
for young people living with HIV/AIDS in South Africa. He found that
most young people who test positive there never start treatment
and most who start drop out early or are unable to maintain the
95% compliance required for effective management of HIV. He shares
this quote from a young woman named Karen who participated in
one of Hickson’s focus groups. She was recently diagnosed HIV
positive.

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