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)


  • 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
  • Employing a diverse workforce and reflecting cultural diversity within the clinic surroundings further enhance the cultural competency of the care provided

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