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HIV-INFECTED AFRICAN-AMERICAN PATIENTS: DISCUSSION

Feb 4, 2010 Author: Walter Mcneil | Filed under: HIV

cultural competence

It is of interest that primary medical care service sites’ highest reported needs for increased training and support were consistent with topics that provider discussion participants’ described as key barriers to state-of-the-art HIV clinical care.

Discussion participants believed that effective training programs for clinicians would include components to help them initially address patients’ psychological, social and economic barriers to HIV care. Such training programs would serve to equip providers with culturally competent communication and patient teaching skills.

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HIV-INFECTED AFRICAN-AMERICAN PATIENTS: RESULTS: SUMMARY OF FINDINGS

Feb 3, 2010 Author: Walter Mcneil | Filed under: HIV

A. Focused Discussions

Three main themes repeatedly emerged across the multiple discussion groups that described participants’ perceptions of key provider needs to enhance provision of state-of-the-art HIV care for African-American patients. Those themes were: increase cultural competence, increase access to financial linkages, and increase access to comprehensive care services. Participants articulated that NMAETC training priorities should include educational components to strengthen providers’ abilities to address these thematic concerns.

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HIV-INFECTED AFRICAN-AMERICAN PATIENTS: METHODS

Feb 2, 2010 Author: Walter Mcneil | Filed under: HIV

Focused Discussions

The NMAETC conducted nine focused discussions with providers and held one provider panel presentation between February 2000 and February 2001 in the cities where each of the NMAETC collaborating historically black medical schools are located: Howard University College of Medicine (Washington, DC);

Morehouse School of Medicine (Atlanta); Meharry Medical College (Nashville) and Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Sciences (Los Angeles).

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HIV-INFECTED AFRICAN-AMERICAN PATIENTS

Feb 1, 2010 Author: Walter Mcneil | Filed under: HIV

provider beliefs

INTRODUCTION

Years after the availability and use of highly active anti-retroviral therapies (HAART), HIV/AIDS remains a significant cause of morbidity and mortality. Overall, declines in U.S.

AIDS rates have occurred in the HIV-infected population groups. But, disparities in the rate of infection and AIDS-related clinical outcomes exist between the various ethnic racial groups. The underserved and ethnic minority groups, particularly African-Americans, show the least declines in AIDS rates. African-Americans represent 12 percent of the U.S. population but accounted for 38 percent of adult and adolescent AIDS cases in 2001. While there has been a decrease in opportunistic diseases and deaths among whites with AIDS between 1991 and 2001, there has been an increase in these events among African-Americans in the same period.

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