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)


  • A growing body of evidence supports the presence of an underlying genetic predisposition to chronic renal disease among blacks, including HIV-associated nephropathy
  • Variation at MYH9, a gene on chromosome 22, has been identified as a major risk factor for kidney disease in blacks[Kao 2008; Kopp 2008]

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