Year: 1995 Source: Archives of Suicide Research, v.1, no.2, (1995), p.85-96 SIEC No: 19950099

22 HIV-infected people who had harmed themselves were compared with a matched control group of non-HIV infected individuals. Results of the study showed that people with HIV infection who were referred to a general hospital following self-harm differed from the general population of self-harm patients & the controls in several ways. HIV-patients included more gay/bisexual men & were more likely to be unemployed. They more commonly had a psychiatric history & a current diagnosis of depression.