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)


  • Providers can use a range of strategies to mitigate barriers to care and treatment of minorities
  • Enhancing Communication in HIV/AIDS Clinical Care
      Patient Distrust
      • Patient-provider communication is a key factor in reduced satisfaction with HIV/AIDS care among minority patients
      • Minority patients are more likely to report communication difficulties, such as having trouble understanding their doctor, feeling like their doctor did not listen to them, or leaving the visit with unanswered questions, than white patients[Collins 2002]
      Strategies to Improve Trust
      Providing Culturally Competent HIV/AIDS Care
        Cross-Cultural Frameworks
        Optimizing Engagement in Care
          Optimizing Access to ART
            Strategies for Optimizing Adherence to ART and Summary

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