Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) Infection

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Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) Infection

Almost half of all new HIV infections occur in teenagers and young adults. Those who are infected with an STI are more likely to get HIV and those who are infected with HIV are more likely to spread the STI to their partner(s).  

General HIV Infection Information - from the AAP Red Book, the definitive source on pediatric infectious diseases 

CDC Fact Sheet on HIV and STDs - Information intended for physicians and individuals with specific questions about STIs for those infected with HIV. Detailed fact sheets include specific testing and treatment recommendations as well as citations so the reader can research the topic more in depth. 

What is HIV? (patient handout)  

Signs/symptoms, prevention, and treatment - HealthyChildren.org provides information for parents, patients, and families on STIs, both in general and on specific STIs. 

Prevention 

The AAP has published several policy statements to provide guidance to pediatricians and other health care providers on the care of HIV-infected adolescents who have an STI.  

Adolescents and HIV Infection: Pediatrician's Role in Promoting Routine Testing  

Identification and Care of HIV-Exposed and HIV-  Infected Infants, Children, and Adolescents in Foster Care  

Psychosocial Support for Youth Living with HIV  

Transitioning HIV-Infected Youth into Adult Health Care  

Screening for Non-Viral STIs in Adolescents and Young Adults  

Contraception for HIV-Infected Adolescents  

Treatment

HIV/AIDS and STD Treatment Recommendations (Clinical Prevention Guidance from 2015 CDC STD Treatment Guidelines) 

STI Testing Site

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