Transitional Care for HIV and AIDS: From Adolescence to Adulthood
Posted October 2011
Adolescents and young adults are an increasing proportion of the HIV-infected population. In 2008, 17.6% of new HIV cases in New York State were in the 13- to 24-year-old age group. In addition, more perinatally infected patients have entered this age group. The HIV-infected adolescent population comprises a mixed group of 1) perinatally infected adolescents who are now surviving into adulthood, and 2) behaviorally infected adolescents, most of whom were infected sexually.
As HIV-infected adolescents grow into adulthood, it becomes necessary for them to transfer to adult care settings and take responsibility for their own health and disease management. This broadcast will provide information about the transition process and ways to ensure that HIV-infected adolescents are successfully and seamlessly integrated into adult care settings.
Jeffrey M. Birnbaum, MD, MPH
Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Public Health, SUNY Downstate Medical Center
Executive Director, HEAT Program (Health & Education Alternatives for Teens)
To view the free webinar on Transitional Care for HIV and AIDS: From Adolescence to Adulthood, please visit http://www.ceitraining.org/transitional-care/index.cfm.