Special Considerations in the Management of HIV-Infected Adolescents

  • Author: Lisa Hightow-Weidman, MD, MPH (More Info)
  • Section Editor: Judith S. Currier, MD, MSc
  • Editors in Chief: Joseph J. Eron, Jr., MD; Daniel R. Kuritzkes, MD
  • Last Reviewed: 7/5/18 (What's New)

Summary

  • Many youth living with HIV/AIDS now survive into adulthood due to the advent of effective ART
  • Transitioning youth living with HIV/AIDS to adult-oriented healthcare is an essential part of development
  • An individualized approach based on the unique needs of each patient and family, along with an established process for all patients, is recommended

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