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)


  • HIV infection may increase risk for cardiovascular disease, and some antiretrovirals are associated with increased risk of myocardial infarction[Friis-Møller 2003; D’Arminio 2004; Sabin 2008; Lundgren 2008]
  • Modifiable risk factors such as smoking, obesity, lipid abnormalities, and poor diabetic control should be managed aggressively in HIV-infected patients

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