Review Article
Volume 3 Issue 1 - 2020
HIV Infection, Adolescence and Risk
Alba Cortés Alfaro1* and Rosaida Ochoa Soto2
1Assistant Professor, Department of School Health, National Institute of Hygiene, Epidemiology and Microbiology (INHEM), Havana, Cuba
2Assistant Professor, National Institute of Hygiene, Epidemiology and Microbiology (INHEM), Havana, Cuba
*Corresponding Author: Alba Cortés Alfaro, Assistant Professor, Department of School Health, National Institute of Hygiene, Epidemiology and Microbiology (INHEM), Havana, Cuba.
Received: September 27, 2019; Published: December 31, 2019


Introduction: HIV/AIDS infection is considered a global public health problem and Cuba is no stranger to this phenomenon and work continues to halt the progress of the epidemic in the country. Adolescence, a period of turbulence with affective ambivalence, which together with the early onset of sexual intercourse and its unprotected practice make them a vulnerable stage and at risk of HIV/AIDS infection. 

Objective: deepen the problem of HIV infection in adolescents as a stage of vulnerability and risk towards these diseases. 

Method: A bibliographic review was carried out where the databases included in the LILACS, EBSCO and HINARI services were consulted, and very good coverage was achieved, both in Cuba, in Latin America and the Caribbean, as well as in the rest of the World. 

Development: The general characteristics of healthy adolescents and risk factors that make them vulnerable to HIV infection are exposed, allowing reflection on the subject to contribute to their prevention. Conclusion: HIV infection in adolescents is a serious health problem that must be addressed by different elements of society as individual factors of the family and the community are involved.

Keywords: HIV Infection; AIDS; Adolescence; Risk Factors


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Citation: Alba Cortés Alfaro and Rosaida Ochoa Soto. “HIV Infection, Adolescence and Risk”. EC Clinical and Medical Case Reports 3.1 (2020): 01-08.

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