Volume 1  Issue 1

Volume 1  Issue 1

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Editorial  

Impact of Virtual Screening on HIV Reverse Transcriptase Inhibitor Discovery

Wan-Gang Gu*

Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) has become oneof the most dangerous viruses after 30 year’s spread inthe world. The highly active antiviral therapy (HAART) iseffective in suppressing the virus, but it is impossible to cure the infection thoroughly.

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Research Article 

Health Literacy: Challenges to HIV Knowledge

Corless, I.B*., Sefcik, E. F., Hamilton, M.J., Lindgren, T., Dawson, C.R., Nicholas, P.K., Holzemer, W., Mogobe, D., Kemppainen, J., Webel, A., Nokes, K., Rivero-Mendez, M., Cuca, Y.,  Winter, S., Jiang, W., Matshediso, E., Sanzearo Eller, L., Reyes, D., Johnson, M.O., Huang, E., Solis, S., Kirksey, K. M. & Wantland, D.

Health literacy is of concern to patients and their health care providers. Failure to comprehend the information given by the health care provider can result in sub-optimal outcomes for the care-giving relationship and more particularly for the patient. Health literacy is defined by the Institute of Medicine (IOM) as “The degree to which individuals have the capacity to obtain, process and understand basic health information and services needed to make appropriate health decisions” (p.4).

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