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Youth and HIV: How Can We Bend the Curve and End the Epidemic

Youth and HIV: How Can We Bend the Curve and End the Epidemic
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Original Release Date: 11/1/2019
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Presenter
  • Aracelis D. Fernandez, MD, FAAP
    Medical Director, Adolescent AIDS Program
    Children’s Hospital at Montefiore
Learning Objectives / Desired Outcomes
At the completion of this educational activity, participants will:
  1. Understand new trends in the accelerating HIV epidemic among youth.
  2. Appreciate treatment and adherence issues pertinent to optimal adolescent HIV care and prevention.
  3. Understand developmental and psychological challenges encountered in youth.
  4. Improve case finding for STIs and HIV treatment/prevention in youth.
Presenter Bio
Aracelis Fernandez, MD, FAAP
Aracelis Fernandez is the Medical Director of the Adolescent AIDS Program at the Children’s Hospital at Montefiore Medical Center in the Bronx. Prior to joining Montefiore, she was an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at Columbia University and an Assistant Attending Physician for the Department of Pediatrics at Harlem Hospital Center. Dr Fernandez has extensive experience as a site investigator and and co-investigator in a wide variety of pediatric and adolescent HIV protocols. Her current research focuses on HIV infection in adolescents with the NIH-sponsored Adolescent Trials Network. She is a member of the Pediatric HIV Treatment Guidelines Committee, and Adolescents with HIV Infection Subcommittee, for the New York State Department of Health AIDS Institute, and an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at Albert Einstein College of Medicine.
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