›› 2019, Vol. 39 ›› Issue (3): 327-.doi: 10.3969/j.issn.1674-8115.2019.03.019

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Suicidal status and its risk factors of people living with HIV/AIDs

PENG Zi-he1, CAI Yong1, WEI Wei2   

  1. 1. Shanghai Jiao Tong University School of Public Health, Shanghai 200025, China; 2. Putuo District Center For Disease Control and Prevention, Shanghai 200333, China
  • Online:2019-03-28 Published:2019-04-28
  • Supported by:
    National Natural Science Foundation of China, 71673187

Abstract: Although antiretroviral therapy appears to prolong the lifespan of people living with HIV/AIDS (PLWH), but the suicidal risk of these people is still significantly higher than the general population. Some PLWH had suicidal ideation, attempted suicide, and suicidal plan. The reasons for the high risk among these people mainly include as follows. ① The demographic factors include gender, sexual orientation, age, religion, race, etc. ② The social psychological factors are stressors (stressful or traumatic life events, social or interpersonal problems and mental illness), stigma, hiding HIV history, etc. Social or interpersonal problems include discrimination, social isolation, lack of social support, etc. Mental diseases include depression, anxiety disorders, substance disorders, etc. Into reduce the suicidal risk of PLWH, the government and related organizations can research and improve these social psychological factors.

Key words: people living with HIV/AIDS (PLWH), suicidal risk, social psychological factor

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