Year: 1991 Source: International Review of Psychiatry, v.3, no.3-4, (1991), p.365-371 SIEC No: 19920342

HIV disease can have significant implications for the psychological status of the individual. The range of suicidal behaviours found at the different stages of HIV disease are considered, with a review of the research evidence about HIV asymptomatics, AIDS & end-stage disease. A critical discussion of methodological issues is undertaken. The possible mechanisms of suicide risk & clinical management issues are discussed. Critical questions relevant to further research are highlighted. (21 refs.)