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

  • DHHS published guidelines on antiretroviral management in the pediatric setting (Management Guidelines)[DHHS Pediatricand in adults and adolescents (Management Guidelines)[DHHS Adult]
  • Adolescents and young adults must be treated by a physician who is experienced in the care of patients with HIV/AIDS and preferably by a multidisciplinary HIV team
  • Youths transitioning to adult HIV care may also benefit from access to an HIV specialist with experience of the developmental transition process
  • When and What to Start in Treatment-Naive HIV-Infected Adolescents
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