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)


  • Blacks and Latinos have a higher risk of acquiring HIV than the rest of the US population
  • HIV-positive blacks and Latinos are approximately 8 times and 2 times, respectively, more likely to die than white patients with HIV/AIDS in the United States[NCHS]
  • Decreases in mortality that have occurred with the availability of effective ART have been smaller in blacks than in other racial groups[CDC 2010c]

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