Suicide accounts for 2% of deaths in people with HIV, twice the rate of the general population

nam/aidsmap, 06 April 2017

Men living with HIV have an elevated rate of suicide, particularly in the first year after diagnosis, according to a fifteen-year study of almost 90,000 people diagnosed with HIV in England and Wales, with comparison against the general population.

Suicides occurred at similar rates in gay and heterosexual men. Rates were elevated in injecting drug users, compared to other groups.

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