Adolescents and human immunodeficiency virus infection: The role of the pediatrician in prevention and intervention

M. W. Kline, R. J. Boyle, D. Futterman, P. L. Havens, S. King, L. M. Mofenson, G. B. Scott, D. W. Wara, P. N. Whitley-Williams, M. L. Lindegren, E. Casey, D. W. Kaplan, R. A. Feinstein, M. M. Fisher, J. D. Klein, L. F. Olmedo, E. S. Rome, W. S. Yancy, P. J. Adams Hillard, G. PearsonD. Sacks, B. L. Frankowski, T. P. Hurley

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Abstract

Half of all new human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infections in the United States occur among young people between the ages of 13 and 24. Sexual transmission accounts for most cases of HIV during adolescence. Pediatricians can play an important role in educating adolescents about HIV prevention, transmission, and testing, with an emphasis on risk reduction, and in advocating for the special needs of adolescents for access to information about HIV.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)188-190
Number of pages3
JournalPediatrics
Volume107
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 2001
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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