Results from a recent study indicate that depression and thoughts of suicide are still common in people with HIV, even though HIV-related health outcomes have improved with the advent of combination antiretroviral therapy.
Based on their results, the authors of the study emphasized the importance of properly diagnosing and treating depression in HIV-positive individuals.
Depression is common in people with HIV (see related AIDS Beacon news), and suicide in particular is a major concern in the HIV-positive community.
Previous studies have identified social isolation, lack of social support, and abuse of illegal drugs as prominent risk factors and indicators for suicidal behavior in people with HIV.
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