Rates and risk factors for suicidal ideation, suicide attempts and suicide deaths in persons with HIV: A systematic review and meta-analysis

Background People living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHA) must contend with a significant burden of disease. However, current studies of this demographic have yielded wide variations in the incidence of  suicidality (defined as suicidal ideation, suicide attempt and suicide deaths).
Aims This systematic review and meta-analysis aimed to assess the lifetime incidence and prevalence of suicidality[…]

Suicide risk among persons living with HIV

Persons living with HIV (PLWH) are significantly more likely to die by suicide compared to the general population. This is the first study to examine the impact of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), major depressive disorder (MDD), insomnia, and substance use disorders on suicidal ideation/behavior among PLWH using electronic medical record (EMR) data. We also evaluated[…]

Suicide and HIV as leading causes of death among gay and bisexual men: A comparison of estimated mortality and published research

Gay and bisexual men experience numerous health disparities relative to heterosexual men, including high rates of HIV and suicidal behavior. Systematic community health assessments could provide direct comparisons of the burden of mortality across diseases and thus facilitate the prioritization of public health activities; however, such assessments have been precluded by the absence of sexual[…]

Suicidal ideation among attendees of a West African HIV clinic.

The paucity of information on suicide and its related issues among people living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHA) can impair evidence guided intervention. This study was set to determine the prevalence of suicidal ideation and the associated risk factors among PLWHA.

Childhood sexual abuse and syringe sharing among people who inject drugs.

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Substance-related coping, HIV-related factors, and mental health among an HIV-positive sexual minority community sample.

HIV-positive status poses a unique set of social stressors, especially among lesbian, gay, and bisexual (LGB) persons. Among these difficulties are the internalization of HIV-related stigma and poor mental health. Unfortunately, substance use as a coping mechanism is also common, dependent on other demographic factors, among HIV-positive and LGB samples. The present study integrates these[…]