Tips for Implementing the Project ACCEPT Interventions to work with Adolescents and Young Adults with HIV
Adolescents and young adults (AYA) with HIV make up approximately 20 percent of new HIV cases. AYA with HIV experience unique
stressors and experiences as they adjust to an HIV diagnosis during a critical time for physical, emotional, mental, and cognitive growth. During this time, there is an increased understanding and importance of one’s identity, sexuality, friendships, and romantic attraction, all of which intersect with adjusting to living with HIV.