167. The Importance of “Youth Friendly” Clinical Environments for Linking Newly Diagnosed HIV-Positive Adolescents to Care

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Amanda Elizabeth Tanner, Associate Professor (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
Web Site: http://library.uncg.edu/

Abstract: Purpose: Clinic-specific factors, including physical space and staff characteristics, are associated with linkage to care and engagement in care for newly diagnosed HIV-positive youth. Little research has addresses key components of “youth-friendly” clinical settings, especially for HIV-positive youth. Using data from an NIH, CDC, and Adolescent Medicine Trials Network (ATN) partnership research study, we describe the conceptualization and implementation of “youth friendliness” within the 15 ATN clinics.

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Journal of Adolescent Health 50 (2), S93
Language: English
Date: 2012
published abstract, adolescents, HIV-positive, clinical environment

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