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)

Summary

  • When possible, providers should spend more time with HIV/AIDS minority patients[Stone 2009]
  • Providers should take sensitive and nonjudgmental steps to confirm comprehension and retention of information by patients
  • Patients should be queried about HIV-related conspiracy beliefs, particularly those related to ART

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