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J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr. 2011 Oct 1;58(2):193-7. doi: 10.1097/QAI.0b013e31822d7564.

Clinical outcomes of adolescents and young adults in adult HIV care.

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Department of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, 645 N. Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611, USA. p-ryscavage@fsm.northwestern.edu

Abstract

We sought to describe virologic and clinical retention outcomes among a group of HIV-infected adolescents and young adults (AYA) newly established in an adult HIV clinic compared with matched HIV-infected adults. AYA demonstrated lower rates of HIV-1 virologic suppression and higher rates of HIV-1 viral rebound and loss to follow-up compared with adults. African American AYA had the lowest rates of virologic suppression and the highest rates of viral rebound. Adult providers should consider HIV-infected AYA, particularly African American HIV-infected AYA, to potentially be at high risk for poor clinical outcomes in adult care.

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21826014
DOI:
10.1097/QAI.0b013e31822d7564
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