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)


  • The cultures and nationalities of HIV-infected black and Latino patients in the United States are diverse
  • Levels of acculturation, education and socioeconomic status, cultural norms, and English language skills vary across communities
  • Providers should be mindful of this diversity and employ strategies that acknowledge and respect group and individual differences as a critical part of the HIV/AIDS care process

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