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Easing the Transition of HIV-Infected Adolescents to Adult Care

Easing the Transition of HIV-Infected Adolescents to Adult Care
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Original Release Date: 9/18/2012
Review Date: 8/27/2013
  • Joseph S. Cervia, MD, MBA, FACP, FAAP
    Clinical Professor of Medicine and Pediatrics
    Albert Einstein College of Medicine, New York, NY & Hofstra North Shore-LIJ School of Medicine, Hempstead, NY
Learning Objectives / Desired Outcomes
At the completion of this educational activity, participants will:
  1. Know how improved therapeutic outcomes with cART have changed the face of the HIV epidemic, and with it the needs of young patients and families.
  2. Better understand some of the challenges faced by HIV-infected adolescents in transitioning to adult care.
  3. Appreciate the elements of family-centered, youth-friendly, multidisciplinary primary care with integrated HIV subspecialty services, and how such models of care may ease transitional challenges.
Presenter Bio
Joseph Cervia, MD, MBA, FACP, FAAP
A board-certified internist, pediatrician, adult and pediatric infectious diseases and HIV medicine specialist, Dr. Cervia has dedicated much of his career to establishing and leading multi-disciplinary teams in battling HIV and other infectious diseases, and to education and research in prevention, therapeutics, complicating illnesses, and quality of life issues. He has authored over 100 peer-reviewed articles, chapters, and abstracts; mentored countless clinical investigators; lectures widely; and serves as a consultant to numerous local, national, and international organizations on HIV, infectious diseases, and other health care-related issues.
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