Volume 7, Issue 4

Adolescents & Young Adults: Engaging the Vulnerable 20%

In this issue:

Twenty percent of new HIV diagnoses occur among adolescents and young adults. They’re a populatiounderserved by HIV prevention resources, with lower retention in HIV care. Their awareness and uptake of PrEP has been and remains low. What can their clinicians do to more effectively help these vulnerable young people?  

Join Dr. Luis Rubio from University of California San Francisco as we explore these and other important issues in this eHIV Review podcast. 

Learning objectives:

  • Describe recommended HIV screening protocols for adolescent populations at high risk of HIV infection. 
  • Explain how specific populations experience higher risk for HIV transmission due to lower uptake of PrEP. 


Luis Rubio, MD, MHS
Luis Rubio, MD, MHS

Assistant Professor
University of California San Francisco
San Francisco, CA

Program Directors:

Justin Alves, RN, FNP-BC, ACRN, CARN, CNE

Nurse Educator
Boston Medical Center
Boston, MA

Matthew Spinelli, MD, MAS

Assistant Professor
HIV, ID, and Global Medicine
Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital
San Francisco, California

Ethel D. Weld, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor of Medicine and Pharmacology and Molecular Sciences
Division of Infectious Diseases
Division of Clinical Pharmacology
Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
Baltimore, Maryland

Length of activity:

0.5 hour Physicians
0.5 contact hour Nurses

Launch date: March 22, 2022
Expiration date: March 21, 2024