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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.


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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