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Risk Factors for Suicide in HIV-Positive Patient

Purpose:

To evaluate an HIV-positive patient for risk factors associated with suicide.

Specialty:

Psychiatry
Clinical Laboratory

Objective:

risk factors, psychological response

ICD-10:

X60-X84, R45.8

Description:

Although the risk of suicide has declined in HIV patients since the advent of highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART), some HIV-positive patient may be at increased risk for committing suicide. All HIV-positive patients should be screened for suicidal thoughts.

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