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Adolescents Living with HIV/AIDS

  • Maureen E. Lyon
  • Lawrence J. D’Angelo
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Worldwide, approximately half of all new HIV infections occur among youth aged 10–24 years (WHO, 2005). With improvements in treatment and accessibility, these youth can expect to live well into adulthood. Of equal importance is the fact that the majority of perinatally infected children now have an excellent chance of surviving into adolescence and young adulthood. Thus, behavioral treatments to prevent HIV transmission and chronic illness self-management for HIV-infected adolescents are critical for the well-being of youth living with HIV/AIDS (YLWHA).

Keywords

Sexually Transmitted Disease Dialectical Behavior Therapy Adult Health Care Hospice Enrollment Adolescent Trial Network 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Children’s National Medical CenterWashingtonUSA

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