Continuing Medical Education

Adolescent health

Quarraisha Abdool Karim


The period of adolescence is associated with
complex psychological, physical and cognitive
changes as children transition to adulthood. In more
recent times this transition has taken on added
complexities, particularly in developing countries
undergoing social and political changes, in an era of increasing
globalisation and access to information through new technologies.

Author's affiliations

Quarraisha Abdool Karim, Centre for the AIDS Programme of Research in South Africa (CAPRISA), University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban, South Africa; Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University, New York, USA

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Adolescent health; Developing countries; HIV; AIDS

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South African Medical Journal 2015;105(11):948. DOI:10.7196/SAMJ.2015.v105i11.10195

Article History

Date submitted: 2015-10-11
Date published: 2015-10-11

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