Nondisclosure of HIV status in adolescence.

  title={Nondisclosure of HIV status in adolescence.},
  author={Hans M. L. Spiegel},
  journal={Adolescent medicine: state of the art reviews},
  volume={22 2},
  pages={277-82, x}
A marked decline of disclosure age for HIV positive youth is greatly influenced by the increase in long-term survival due to the introduction of highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART) and the concomitant reduction in social stigma. Nevertheless, there are still significant numbers of young adolescents that are receiving treatment without having their HIV positive status disclosed to them. This chapter reviews studies of caregiver and health care provider preferences and hurdles for… CONTINUE READING