Are People Living With Hiv More Likely To Commit Suicide

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San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Transgender Health and HIV

...Dutch cohort showed that prescribed and monitored hormone therapy did not increase mortality; rather, the number-one cause of death in this cohort was suicide. As discussed previously, many transgender persons have attempted or committed suicide and often struggle with mental illness. Thirty-two percent of a San Francisco-based sample of transgender persons had attempted suicide; younger age, depression, substance abuse, and a history of...
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HI Doctor,I need your help.About seven years ago I had a first outbreak of genital herpes and I went to the ER in Nyc Hospital(Lenox Hill Hospital).At the time I had a boyfriend for 1 year , I was using no protection ,but he never ejaculated inside...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello,You want to commitsuicide because of a cold, rude ER doctor??? Gosh, I sure hope you never have to meet Dick Cheney in person. You might spontaneously Read more »

Can't shake the depression and suicidal thoughts--is there any hope?

I've been HIV positive since 2001. Ever since around that time, I've been severely depressed and full of anxiety. I think it partly stems from the shock that my first sexual experience was a rape and that same guy (who was my first serious...
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
...Most people with depression can be helped with the current treatments. However, it does often require some time to find the appropriate treatment Read more »

Please, suicide is not out of the question. I need help!!!

I will be donating as soon as taxes come in, right now I am kinda in a slump, therefore have to put off HIV test for another week. In July 2007, had protected sex, but condom fell off as guy pulled out after ejaculating. Happened twice, obviously...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...status. Consequently, HIV testing is warranted three months or more after your last potential exposure. Extreme anxiety and suicidal thoughts are not warranted! Returning briefly to your current symptoms, what I can tell you is that what you are... Read more »

Will commit suicide soon

Dr please i need your help and answer me as soon as possible,I was in south africa 9 weeks ago and for some reason felt sick one day and went to a clinic there. To make the long story short a conspiracy was held on me and the people that sent me to...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello,You want to commitsuicide because you've had negative antibody and antigen tests at three weeks, five weeks, seven weeks and eight weeks plus you've Read more »
New York State Department of Health AIDS Institute

Suicidality and Violence in Patients With HIV/AIDS

...Key Point Patients with chronic suicidal and/or violent ideation often require long-term psychiatric treatment. Suicidal thoughts can be amplified by HIV infection, particularly when suicide is consciously or unconsciously suggested... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

South African Medical Association: Home HIV Tests "Too Risky"

...people discover their HIV status at home unmonitored," Norman Mabasa said in a statement. "There is also the danger of peoplecommitting suicide after being informed of their HIV-positive status, or even following misinterpretation of the results... Read more »
International AIDS Society

IAS Applauds South African Government for Commitment to Dramatically Scale Up HIV Treatment and Urges All Countries to Meet Their HIV/AIDS Commitments

...sustainably financed plan to control the HIV epidemic within a generation." At their July 2005 summit in Gleneagles, G8 leaders committed to universal access to HIV prevention, care and treatment interventions by 2010, commitments which all UN... Read more »
Gay Men's Health Crisis

The Burden of Disease: HIV, TB, Malaria and Hepatitis

...has taken the first tentative steps towards underwriting expanded treatment programs on a country and regional basis. Although commitments to spend $2 billion by 2005 have been made, so far only $150 million has been disbursed. Despite the... Read more »
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