Welcome to the National Multicultural Center’s “Triple Whammy—HIV, Mental Disorders, African Americans” curriculum. This is the third in a series of curricula covering a wide range of topics concerning the provision of culturally competent healthcare services to all individuals belonging to a diversity of ethnic, racial, and cultural groups.

The “Triple Whammy—HIV, Mental Disorders, African Americans” curriculum contains multiple modules, designed to increase readers’ understanding of the complex challenges of managing HIV-positive African American patients who are also living with a mental disorder. Before reading each module, you will be offered a short pretraining assessment to give a baseline view of your knowledge of the topics covered in that module. Then, at the end of the module, you will be able to take a post-training assessment to determine whether you have achieved the module’s learning objectives.

The modules are:

  1. Context: African Americans, Mental Disorders, and HIV Disease
  2. What Is a Mental Disorder?
  3. HIV Disease and Mental Disorders
  4. Untying the Knot

You can also view the archived Webinar and slides that supplement this curriculum.




Howard University College of Medicine AIDS Education and Training Center - National Multicultural Center