The prevalence of suicidal behaviours in a group of HIV-positive men

A. J. Shelton, J. Atkinson, J. M.H. Risser, S. A. McCurdy, B. Useche, P. M. Padgett

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We studied a convenience sample of 54 HIV-positive men, recruited from HIV/AIDS community based service organizations. Data were collected on HIV risk factors and suicidal behaviours. Fifty-nine percent of the sample reported ever thinking about suicide, and 50% of those individuals reported attempting suicide at some point in their lives. Suicide ideation and attempts were more common among white participants. Suicidal behaviours were prevalent in this sample suggesting a need for mental health and suicide interventions targeted for this population.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)574-576
Number of pages3
JournalAIDS Care - Psychological and Socio-Medical Aspects of AIDS/HIV
Issue number6
StatePublished - 1 Aug 2006
Externally publishedYes


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