Clinical outcomes of adolescents and young adults in adult HIV care

Patrick A. Ryscavage*, Evan J. Anderson, Sarah H. Sutton, Susheel Reddy, Babafemi Taiwo

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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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)193-197
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes
Volume58
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 1 2011

Keywords

  • African American
  • HIV
  • adolescents
  • virologic suppression
  • young adults

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Infectious Diseases
  • Pharmacology (medical)

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