• Pediatric social workers may be beneficial in transition to adult HIV care

    7 days ago - By Healio

    SAN FRANCISCO - There are numerous barriers that reduce the likelihood that youth with HIV will transition from pediatric care to adult care, according to a study conducted at a Detroit HIV clinic. Researchers said that pediatric social workers - a familiar presence in some patients' lives - are more likely than adult medical staff to discover the reasons why patients cannot successfully transition to adult care.
    “Caring for adolescents is a multidisciplinary task,” Rynita Bohler, from Wayne State University, told Infectious Diseases in Children. “Social
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