Use of HAART among young people living with HIV
- Author(s): Comulada, WS
- Swendeman, DT
- Rotheram-Borus, MJ
- Mattes, KM
- Weiss, RE
- et al.
Published Web Locationhttps://doi.org/10.5993/AJHB.27.4.11
Objective: To examine HAART use. Methods: HIV+ youth, aged 14-29 (n=253; 71% male; 74% ethnic minority), were recruited in Los Angeles, San Francisco, and New York. Results: Almost all youth had been offered HAART (84%); 77% had ever used it, 54% were currently using, and 63% of users adhered to 90% of their medications. Compared to non-users, users were more likely to be female, Latino or African American. Users were also more likely to have the following: AIDS, positive coping styles, social support, and a high quality of life. Users were less likely to: do jail time, perform sexual-risk acts, and use substances. Conclusions: HIV+ youth self-select to use HAART.