Clinical outcomes of adolescents and young adults in adult HIV care

Ryscavage, P.; Anderson, E. J.; Sutton, S. H.; Reddy, S.; Taiwo, B.

J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr. 2011 Aug 10; 58(2):193-7

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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