Ahonkhai AA, Banigbe B, Adeola J, Adegoke AB, Regan S, Bassett IV, Idigbe I, Losina E, Okonkwo P, Freedberg KA. Age Matters: Increased Risk of Inconsistent HIV Care and Viremia Among Adolescents and Young Adults on Antiretroviral Therapy in Nigeria. The Journal of adolescent health : official publication of the Society for Adolescent Medicine. 2016 Sep;59(59). 298-304. PMID: 27329680 [PubMed] PMCID: PMC5022362 NIHMSID: NIHMS796941.
Interruptions in HIV care are a major cause of morbidity and mortality, particularly in resource-limited settings. We compared engagement in care and virologic outcomes between HIV-infected adolescents and young adults (AYA) and older adults (OA) one year after starting antiretroviral therapy (ART) in Nigeria.