8% of Teens With HIV Had AIDS-Defining Illnesses After Transitioning to Adult Care

8% of Teens With HIV Had AIDS-Defining Illnesses After Transitioning to Adult Care

Even after staying in adult HIV care, 8% of young people living with HIV experienced a new AIDS-defining illness or died within five years, according to a retrospective analysis in HIV Medicine. The findings highlight the urgent need to engage young people in HIV care prior to transitioning to adult care and to implement practices that engage them in care long term. In general, teens are less engaged in HIV care than their adult counterparts. Asad’s team then reviewed what happened as those patients transitioned from pediatric to adult care, looking specifically for diagnoses of AIDS-defining illnesses and deaths. But over a median of three years of follow-up in adult care, 25 developed AIDS-defining illnesses, such as Pneumocystis pneumonia or Kaposi sarcoma.

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