Adolescents with perinatally-acquired HIV require transitional care

Ellis, Kirsten H.
January 2008
Infectious Diseases in Children;Jan2008, Vol. 21 Issue 1, p49
The article discusses that transitional care should be required in adolescents with acquired HIV at birth. Researchers who studied HIV treatment in adolescents state that physicians should consider some factors such as treatment history, resistance and psychosocial factors when treating these patients as they have unique problems. Other considerations include adherence in younger patients because of the bad taste of medication and treatment side effects.


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