Teens with HIV fare worse when parents don't come to clinic appointments

March 31, 2015 2:42 PM

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(Reuters Health) - Teens with HIV do better at keeping the virus in check when their parents or guardians come with them for clinic visits, a study from Botswana suggests.

HIV medication regimens can be very complicated. And for more than 90 percent of HIV-infected children and teens in sub-Saharan Africa, there are few government services to support them when parents or other caregivers can’t help, said lead study author Dr. Elizabeth Lowenthal of Children's Hospital...

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