Cognitive, Academic, and Behavioral Correlates of Medication Adherence in Children and Adolescents with Perinatally Acquired HIV Infection

Journal of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics, 05/15/2012

Consideration of youth cognitive or academic status may be helpful in evaluating medication adherence in patients with perinatally acquired HIV infection, particularly when using self– or caregiver reports to assess adherence. Vigilance for adherence problems is indicated when youth are older, responsible for medications, report poor caregiver relationships, and/or sense a lack of control over their lives.

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