Health literacy for people living with HIV/Aids: An integrative review


Objective:: to analyze knowledge produced by research about health literacy for adult with HIV/Aids. Method:: an integrative literature review, using six databases, was conducted between January and April of 2014. The descriptors aids and Health Literacy were used, in Portuguese, English and Spanish. A total of 130 articles were found and 14 were selected. Three categories were identified: educational technologies and health literacy for HIV/Aids; assessment of health literacy of patients with HIV/Aids; and health literacy and adherence to antiretroviral therapy. Results:: analysis of health literacy, socioeconomic status and educational level of people living with HIV/ Aids was essential for implementation of educational strategies that increased adherence to health guidance. Conclusion:: this study showed the importance of health literacy for working with people living with HIV/Aids, especially considering individuals who did not possess the minimum necessary for survival, which makes it relevant and encourages further research on the topic


Cunha GH, Galvao MT, Pinheiro PN, Vieira NF




  • Determinants of Health
    • Housing
    • Food security
    • Income
    • Education
    • Stigma/discrimination
  • Population(s)
    • General HIV+ population
  • Engagement and Care Cascade
    • Treatment
  • Prevention
    • Education/media campaigns


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