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)


  • Black women and men are more likely to develop and die from cardiovascular disease than members of other racial groups due to greater prevalence of risk factors[AHA 2013]
  • Hypertension
    • Hypertension is a significant cause of excess cardiovascular mortality in blacks[Wong 2002]
    • Increased cardiovascular morbidity in blacks and Latinos is likely secondary to lower rates of hypertensive control[Hertz 2005]
    Myocardial Infarction and Mortality

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