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 should be skilled in working with the personal and cultural views and perspectives of their patients and applying a cultural competency framework to each visit[Carrillo 1999]
  • Cross-Cultural Frameworks
    • Cross-cultural frameworks encourage a structured dialogue between provider and patient that elicits issues of importance to the patient, whether related to culture, lifestyle, religion, or other factors (Table 5)[Carrillo 1999]
    • All staff in HIV care settings should receive comprehensive training in cross-cultural care

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