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Georgia: Emory Nursing School Receives Five-Year Grant

December 6, 2011

Emory University's School of Nursing will use a new five-year, $2.9 million federal grant to study the effects of health literacy on African Americans' compliance with HIV/AIDS medication regimens. This is the fourth National Institutes of Health grant study leader Drenna Waldrop-Valverde has received to research whether African Americans with HIV/AIDS are more likely to misunderstand treatment instructions due to poor health literacy skills, raising their risk of advanced disease.

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Adapted from:
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
12.02.2011; Misty Williams

This article was provided by CDC National Prevention Information Network. It is a part of the publication CDC HIV/Hepatitis/STD/TB Prevention News Update.

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