Childrens Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA) provides an integrated care model for youth with and at high risk for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection, through a grant from the Special Projects of National Significance Program, HIV/acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) Bureau, Health Resources and Services Administration.
The project has provided outreach to 8400 youth at risk and has provided clinical services to 296 young men (16.6% HIV positive) and 352 young women (9.1% HIV positive).
Situated within the Division of Adolescent Medicine at Childrens Hospital Los Angeles, the project consists of a general medical clinic for youth along with psychosocial services including case management, counseling, and related ancillary services.
A key part of the model is to provide health services within a general medical clinic for youth where participation in the clinic does not serve to identify a youth to his or her peers in the waiting room as having HIV.
Another key part of the model is to provide extensive outreach within the community including contacts at bars and social clubs where high-risk youth congregate, on the street, and through the social networks of youth already identified as having HIV who participate in the CHLA clinics.
In the last 2 years of the program, the peer outreach component has been strengthened and peer support activities have also been implemented. (...)
Mots-clés Pascal : SIDA, Virose, Infection, Service santé, Organisation santé, Soin intégré, Programme sanitaire, Modèle, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Adolescent, Homme, Adulte jeune, Immunopathologie, Immunodéficit
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : AIDS, Viral disease, Infection, Health service, Public health organization, Managed care, Sanitary program, Models, United States, North America, America, Adolescent, Human, Young adult, Immunopathology, Immune deficiency
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 98-0500382
Code Inist : 002B30A03B. Création : 19/02/1999.