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

  • Goals of ART in HIV-infected adolescents and young adults are:
    • Suppress HIV-1 RNA levels below the level of detection using an ultrasensitive assay
    • Restore or preserve immune function

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