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Book and Media Reviews
August 6, 2008

Teenagers, HIV, and AIDS: Insights From Youths Living With the Virus

JAMA. 2008;300(5):589-590. doi:10.1001/jama.300.5.589

This volume addresses 3 primary challenges that human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) presents to all young persons affected by HIV: adhering to health regimens, reducing transmission acts, and maintaining positive mental health. The HIV story is described by 3 separate voices: researchers, clinicians, and young persons. Together, these voices present a comprehensive review of the current practice in the field and the complex set of challenges, solutions, and resources available for young persons affected by HIV. The volume is designed for undergraduate and graduate students and clinicians new to caring for HIV-affected populations. It provides a survey of all the most important issues influencing young persons but unfortunately does not delve deeply into any of the stated topics. However, each chapter is complete with references that can guide a reader to an more in-depth understanding of the challenges.