Study Shows Many Young Americans with HIV Delay Treatment
US News and World Report reports that JAMA Pediatrics published a study on February 3rd showing a disturbing trend among young Americans ages 12-24. In the study "researchers analyzed the medical records of nearly 1,500 HIV-infected people, aged 12 to 24, who were seen at 13 clinics across the United States between 2002 and 2010. Of those, 30 percent to 45 percent sought treatment when their infection was at an advanced stage." Also according to study males and members of minority groups were most likely to have advanced HIV infections when they first went to a clinic.
This is a troubling reality for youth and has vast implications for their short- and long-term health outcomes.
If you are a youth living with HIV/AIDS who lives in the Metro DC area and need support to find medical care and treatment please contact Sabrina via email or at 202.483.7003.
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