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)


  • Once in care, every effort should be made to initiate ART for minority patients as soon as it is indicated
  • Strategies to optimize ART use in this setting include working to build trust in the patient-provider relationship, ensuring the patient participates in decisions, providing enough time and information for patients to make an informed decision, and using efforts to enhance adherence to ART[Cooper-Patrick 1999; Willard 2008; Stone 1998]

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