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)


  • Minorities are the majority population in correctional facilities in the United States[US DOJ 2012]
  • Continued drug use, situational or coercive sex, and lack of condom availability increase risk of acquiring HIV while incarcerated[Tucker 2007; Jafa 2009]
  • Among federal prisoners, blacks are 3 times as likely to be infected with HIV

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