Health Disparities in HIV: Supporting Adolescents through the Care Continuum

Amanda Tanner
Associate Professor
University of North Carolina – Greensboro


This webinar explores the specific challenges associated with ensuring adolescents are able to access HIV screening and treatment. Dr. Amanda Tanner provides background on adolescent’s biological, cognitive, social, and legal changes as they progress to adulthood as well as the disparities of HIV diagnosis and care among adolescents, especially minority youth. This presentation continues with an overview of two studies that investigate care linkage and engagement for youth with newly diagnosed HIV as well as the HIV-related healthcare transition at adolescent clinics. Dr. Tanner provides recommendations for future interventions that will help adolescents know their HIV status, become linked with appropriate care, and maintain viral suppression.

Course Objectives:

  1. Define the adolescent specific HIV-related health disparities in the United States.
  2. Describe the individual and structural level factors impeding youth’s progress through the HIV Care Continuum.
  3. Identify potential individual and structural level intervention points to support the health of youth living with HIV.

Continuing Education: 1.0 CPH, 1.0 CHES

Council on Linkages Core Competencies for Public Health Professionals (2014 Version)

1A1, 1B1, 1C1, 5A2, 5A3, 6B4, 6C4, 8A3, 8A5

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