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

  • Transition practices relating to YLHA are shaped by patient demographics, requirements for medication adherence, risks of antiretroviral drug resistance, and societal, family, and patient attitudes toward HIV/AIDS
  • Research on transitional care for YLHA is limited[Rusley 2009; Miles 2004; Wiener 2007; Wagner 2008; Vijayan 2009]

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