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)


  • Genital ulcer disease and inflammatory STDs significantly increase susceptibility to HIV[Cohen 2004]
  • Rates of STDs are higher in the United States among racial minorities[CDC 2017a]
  • In 2016, the rate of chlamydia among blacks was 5.6-fold higher than whites [CDC 2017a]

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