HIV/AIDS in U.S. Communities of Color

  • Valerie Stone
  • Bisola Ojikutu
  • M. Keith Rawlings
  • Kimberly Y. Smith

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Kimberly Smith, Rafael Campo
    Pages 33-51
  3. Jodie Dionne-Odom, Loida Bonney, Carlos del Rio
    Pages 69-82
  4. Bisola O. Ojikutu, Valerie E. Stone, Arlene Bardeguez
    Pages 83-101
  5. M. Keith Rawlings, Oluwatoyin Adeyemi
    Pages 159-177
  6. Gina M. Wingood, Christina Camp, Kristin Dunkle, Hannah Cooper, Ralph J. DiClemente
    Pages 213-226
  7. Kimberly Smith, William D. King
    Pages 245-260
  8. M. Keith Rawlings, Deborah Parham Hopson
    Pages 261-282
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 301-309

About this book


More people in communities of color are contracting, living with, and being treated for HIV/AIDS than ever before. In 2005, 71% of new AIDS cases were diagnosed in people of color. Though the number of racial and ethnic minority HIV/AIDS cases continues to grow, the health care community has been unable to adequately meet the unique medical needs of these populations. African-American, Latino/Latina, and other patients of color are less likely to seek medical care, have sufficient access to the health care system, or receive the drugs they need for as long as they need them. HIV/AIDS in U.S. Communities of Color is an outstanding resource for any professional working with these underserved populations. Comprehensive chapters cover issues as far-reaching as: anti-retroviral therapy; dermatologic manifestations and co-morbidities of the disease in patients of color; unique risks to women and MSMs of color; participation of minority cases in HIV research; and substance abuse and mental health issues. Complied by world experts in HIV/AIDS, this book analyzes the main causes of treatment failure and promotes respect for individual and cultural values, teaching readers to provide responsive, patient-centered care and devise preventive strategies for communities of color.


AIDS Epidemiology HIV HIV infection HIV prevention HIV/AIDS infection prevention prevention and control prevention strategies

Editors and affiliations

  • Valerie Stone
    • 1
  • Bisola Ojikutu
    • 2
  • M. Keith Rawlings
    • 3
  • Kimberly Y. Smith
    • 4
  1. 1.General Internal Medicine UnitHarvard Medical School Massachusetts General HospitalBostonUSA
  2. 2.Div. AIDSHarvard Medical School Div. AIDSBostonUSA
  3. 3.Peabody Health CenterAIDS Arms Inc., Peabody Health CenterDallasUSA
  4. 4.Section of Infectious DiseasesRush-Presbyterian-St. Luke's Medical CenterChicagoUSA

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2009
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-0-387-98151-2
  • Online ISBN 978-0-387-98152-9
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