Adolescents living with HIV in the United States are among the groups with the highest rates of adolescent pregnancy. The latest research shows these pregnancies are likely to be unintended. Researchers found 83.6% of pregnancies among HIV-infected adolescents were unintended. Among adult women with HIV in this study, 68.7% experienced unintended pregnancy.
A team of teen educators in Wisconsin teach their peers about reproductive healthcare and how to advocate for their own needs. Teen educators, typically ages 15-18 years, are hired in the summer and usually are ready to provide educational sessions by fall.
A technology-enhanced community health nursing intervention proved useful as a method for preventing gonorrhea and chlamydia infections. It also helped patients improve management of pelvic inflammatory disease.
Chronic disabling fatigue affects up to 2% of adolescents and often follows Epstein-Barr virus-related mononucleosis. No clinically significant infectious, immune, neuroendocrine, or autonomic biomarker or pathophysiologic mechanism has been identified to differentiate those with mononucleosis who go on to develop chronic fatigue from those who recover.
An essential part of delivering critical preventive services to youth includes discussing confidentiality and private time (without a parent in the room) between adolescents and young adults and their healthcare provider to build trust and promote optimal health and well-being.
According to a new study, only about 16% of U.S. adolescents have received the complete vaccination against human papillomavirus (HPV) by the time they turn 13 years of age, despite national recommendations for vaccination at ages 11-12.