Management of HIV infection in adolescents attending inner London HIV services

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Abstract

  • Increasing numbers of HIV-infected children are now reaching adulthood and young people account for 10% of new HIV diagnosis in the UK each year. This audit of young people attending specialist and generic HIV services in Inner London in 2006 (n=39) highlights the complex medical and psychosocial needs of this patient group: 63% were diagnosed with HIV because of poor health, 39% had received more than three antiretroviral regimens, 21% had resistance to two antiretroviral classes and 32% had significant mental health problems. In addition, 45% reported to be sexually active with poor uptake of contraception other than condoms and frequent non-disclosure of their HIV status to a sexual partner.
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  • Ferrand RA; Miller RF; Jungmann EA
  • Start Page

  • 633
  • End Page

  • 634
  • Volume

  • 18
  • Issue

  • 9