Show Summary Details
Page of

Growing up with HIV Disease 

Growing up with HIV Disease
Chapter:
Growing up with HIV Disease
Author(s):

Shirley F. Delair

, Leslie K. Serchuck

, and Lynnae Schwartz

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780195399349.003.0066
Page of

PRINTED FROM OXFORD MEDICINE ONLINE (www.oxfordmedicine.com). © Oxford University Press, 2016. All Rights Reserved. Under the terms of the licence agreement, an individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a title in Oxford Medicine Online for personal use (for details see Privacy Policy and Legal Notice).

date: 26 May 2019

In the USA and other resource-rich countries, there are two distinct populations of HIV-1 infected youths: those who grew up with the disease after having been infected through maternal-to-child-transmission, and adolescents newly infected through participation in high-risk behaviors. Each of these groups faces unique challenges, as well as the shared burden of struggling to mature into fully independent and productive adults in the face of a serious disease. Of major concern for both groups is the cumulative central nervous system effects of HIV-1 in the brain, the possibly disease-amplifying effects of stress that are inherent in living with HIV, adverse reactions to medications, and the burdens of chronic illness. This chapter focuses on challenges confronting these young people, highlighting what is known about how HIV-1 disease impacts the individual's transition into full adulthood.

Access to the complete content on Oxford Medicine Online requires a subscription or purchase. Public users are able to search the site and view the abstracts for each book and chapter without a subscription.

Please subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you have purchased a print title that contains an access token, please see the token for information about how to register your code.

For questions on access or troubleshooting, please check our FAQs, and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us.