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

  • The quality of the patient-provider relationship is a key factor in the patient’s engagement in care
  • Extended wait time between appointment request and an initial HIV medical visit has been associated with decreased engagement in care[Mugavero 2007]

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