Year: 1998 Source: Journal of Family Psychology, v.12, no.3, (September 1998), p.344-353 SIEC No: 19980881

Associations of suicidality with sociodemographic characteristics, number of HIV-related symptoms, perceived stigma, depressive moods, emotional distress & family cohesion were investigated in a sample of women with HIV infection. Of 214 women, 56% reported neither suicidal thoughts nor attempts since learning they were HIV infected, 31% reported thoughts but no attempts, & 14% reported both thoughts & attempts. Family cohesion moderated the effect of symptoms on thoughts. (49 refs.)