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: Daniel R. Kuritzkes, MD; Joseph J. Eron, Jr., MD
  • Last Reviewed: 11/4/21 (What's New)


  • High-risk behaviors involving sexual contact and drug use are common among youth[CDC 2012; Eaton 2009]
  • Risk behavior in YLHA provides an opportunity for secondary prevention interventions
  • Adult programs caring for YLHA may need to enhance services for youth, especially as they initiate ART[Agwu 2012b; Ryscavage 2011]

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