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)


  • Metabolic syndrome and resultant diabetes occur at disproportionately high rates in blacks and Latinos[McBean 2004]
  • Incidence of diabetes and diabetes mortality in blacks is approximately twice that in whites[NCHS]
  • Environmental, behavioral, and genetic factors and access to care contribute to this disparity[Leak 2007; Friedman 2009]

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