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

  • More than one fifth of new HIV infections in the United States in 2015 occurred in young people aged 13-24 years[CDC 2016]
  • Increasing numbers of YLHA in the United States are surviving into adulthood and transitioning to adult-oriented healthcare services[HRSA 2007]
  • YLHA in the United States disproportionately comprise racial minorities, with the greatest impact on black youth (Figure)[CDC HIV Youth]

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