Centralization of HIV services in HIV-positive African-American and Hispanic youth improves retention in care.

@article{Davila2013CentralizationOH,
  title={Centralization of HIV services in HIV-positive African-American and Hispanic youth improves retention in care.},
  author={Jessica A. Davila and Nancy P Miertschin and Shubhada Sansgiry and Heidi L Schwarzwald and Charles Henley and Thomas Peter Giordano},
  journal={AIDS care},
  year={2013},
  volume={25 2},
  pages={202-6}
}
African-American and Hispanic HIV-infected youth are a high risk group for not remaining in HIV care. We examined differences in retention in care among 174 HIV-infected African-American and Hispanic youth between 13 and 23 years old who presented for HIV primary care between 1 January 2002 and 31 August 2008. Patients were included in three service eras, based on when they entered the clinic: when no youth-specific services were available (the decentralized era), after formation of a youth… CONTINUE READING
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