Transitioning Adolescents with HIV to Adult Care: Outcomes From a Prospective Multi-Site Study

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Amanda Elizabeth Tanner, Associate Professor (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Abstract: Purpose: Youth (ages 13–29) living with HIV (YLHIV) account for nearly one-third of new HIV infections, face significant barriers to care engagement, and only 6% are virally suppressed. Healthcare transition (HCT) from pediatric/adolescent to adult-oriented care can be especially disruptive. Retrospective single-center studies indicate only half of youth remain engaged in care one-year post-HCT but no work prospectively examines HIV-related HCT. Accordingly, we examined HCT across 14 Adolescent Medicine Trials Network (ATN) clinical sites.

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Journal of Adolescent Health 62 (2), S9-S10
Language: English
Date: 2018
HIV, healthcare transition, Adolescent Medicine Trials Network, published abstract

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