Providers with pediatric, adolescent training increased engagement in HIV care

  • March 28, 2014

Engagement in care for adolescents with HIV could be increased with the availability of providers who have pediatric or adolescent training, according to recent study findings presented at the 2014 Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine Annual Meeting.

Lana Lee, MD, an adolescent medicine fellow at Johns Hopkins University, and colleagues evaluated 941 adolescents and adults with HIV and adults to determine whether the availability of youth-friendly services help with the engagement in HIV care. Eighty-two percent of patients aged 15 to 24 years were engaged in care in 2011.

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Additional headlines from 2014 Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine Annual Meeting