Donna Maturo

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BACKGROUND Advances in care and treatment of adolescents/young adults with HIV infection have made survival into adulthood possible, requiring transition to adult care. Researchers have documented that the transition process is challenging for adolescents/young adults. To ensure successful transition, a formal transition protocol is needed. Despite existing(More)
As HIV infection in childhood and adolescence has evolved from a terminal to a chronic illness, new challenges are posed for both medical and psychosocial teams serving these clients. Although specialized programs for transition to adult care have been reported for persons with cystic fibrosis, diabetes mellitus, sickle cell disease, and other chronic(More)
OBJECTIVES To examine the feasibility and acceptability of a friendship-based network recruitment strategy for identifying undiagnosed human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection within young women's same-sex friendship networks and to determine factors that facilitated and hindered index recruiters (IRs) in recruiting female friendship network members(More)
Adolescents, in general, are among the most challenging groups to engage in care. Caring for HIV-infected adolescents is a complex process that is further complicated by the wide range of adolescents' psychosocial needs. In addition, understanding the developmental stages and tasks for these adolescents is imperative. Multiple disciplines must collaborate(More)
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