Year: 1985 Source: American Journal of Psychiatry, v.142, no.5, (May 1985), p.656 SIEC No: 19872332

The authors present a case of a pattern in which the suicidal person projects murderous wishes in seeking out another as an exucutioner. A homosexual patient who had alcoholism & anxiety disorder contracted AIDS after several failed suicide attempts (he was ambivalent about death), by deliberately seeking out multiple sexual partners with AIDS. Alcohol was used to distance himself from what he was doing. (KM)