Special Considerations in the Management of HIV-Infected Patients From Minority Communities

  • Authors: Bisola Ojikutu, MD, MPH; Valerie E. Stone, MD, MPH (More Info)
  • Section Editor: Judith S. Currier, MD, MSc
  • Editors in Chief: Daniel R. Kuritzkes, MD; Joseph J. Eron, Jr., MD
  • Last Reviewed: 7/9/18 (What's New)


  • Social, behavioral, economic, and health-related conditions are thought to contribute to disparities in HIV incidence by race
  • Poverty
    • Low socioeconomic status is a well-established predictor of limited access to healthcare
    • HIV prevalence in urban poverty areas in the United States is higher than in other parts of the country
      High Rates of Other Sexually Transmitted Diseases
        HIV-Related Stigma
          Behavioral Factors
            Substance Abuse
                Genetic Factors

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