Prediction of HIV Virologic Failure Among Adolescents Using the Pediatric Symptom Checklist.

TitlePrediction of HIV Virologic Failure Among Adolescents Using the Pediatric Symptom Checklist.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2015
AuthorsLowenthal ED, Marukutira T, Tshume O, Chapman J, Anabwani GM, Gross R
JournalAIDS Behav
Volume19
Issue11
Pagination2044-8
Date Published2015 Nov
ISSN1573-3254
Abstract

Psychosocial dysfunction is a risk factor for treatment non-adherence among children and adolescents. A previous study showed that high scores on the Pediatric Symptom Checklist (PSC) were associated with a history of HIV virologic failure. We assessed whether high scores on the PSC could predict virologic failure in HIV-infected youth. Caregivers of 234 adolescents between the ages of 10 and 16 years were asked to complete a PSC at baseline. Elevated PSC scores were associated with virologic failure in the subsequent 6 months. PSC scores may help guide resource utilization when viral load monitoring is limited.

DOI10.1007/s10461-015-1061-7
Alternate JournalAIDS Behav
PubMed ID25855047
PubMed Central IDPMC4600009
Grant ListK23 MH095669 / MH / NIMH NIH HHS / United States