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Poor Outcomes in 17-to-24 Year Olds Using Adult HIV Services

Autumn 2011

American research published in the online edition of the Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes has highlighted the importance of providing appropriate support to HIV+ adolescents and young adults as they begin to use adult HIV clinics.

Investigators from Chicago found that HIV+ individuals aged 17 to 24 were less likely than older HIV+ adults to achieve and maintain an undetectable viral load. Moreover, adolescents and young adults were significantly more likely to be lost to follow-up.

Especially poor outcomes were seen in African Americans adolescents and young adults.

"We found inferior virologic outcomes and higher loss to follow-up among HIV-infected adolescents and young adults (AYA) compared to matched HIV-infected adults," comment the investigators. They also note "African American AYA had the lowest rates of viral suppression and the highest rates of viral rebound."

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