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JAIDS Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes:
doi: 10.1097/QAI.0B013E31822D7564
Brief Report: Clinical Science

Clinical Outcomes of Adolescents and Young Adults in Adult HIV Care

Ryscavage, Patrick A MD; Anderson, Evan J MD; Sutton, Sarah H MD; Reddy, Susheel PhD; Taiwo, Babafemi MBBS

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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.

© 2011 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.

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