Year: 1993 Source: Vaccine, v.11, no.5, (1993), p.560-569 SIEC No: 19930468

This study demonstrated that the average HIV-infected service person experiences at least transient military occupational difficulty following notification of HIV status. 17% of study subjects experienced serious suicidal ideation or behaviours at least once after notification of seropositivity. Alcohol abuse, adjustment disorder, personality disorder, past history of major depression, & a perception of poor social supports was more common among attempters than non-attempters. (60 refs.)