HIV-Infected Adolescent: A Case Report


We report the case of a Nigerian adolescent recently arrived to Spain, who presented at the emergency room with severe respiratory distress. She had been previously diagnosed of HIV-1 discontinuing antiretroviral therapy, what was hidden by the family. This case illustrates the difficulties in management and stigma in HIV-infected adolescents, particularly immigrants and the need to collect all the information available before starting antiretroviral therapy.

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A. Carolina, H. Belén, V. Pilar, Á. Ana, R. Marta and R. Tomás, "HIV-Infected Adolescent: A Case Report," World Journal of AIDS, Vol. 1 No. 4, 2011, pp. 165-168. doi: 10.4236/wja.2011.14024.

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