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Type: Journal article
Title: Prevalence of suicidal ideation and associated factors among HIV-positive MSM in Anhui, China
Author: Wu, Y.L.
Yang, H.Y.
Wang, J.
Yao, H.
Zhao, X.
Chen, J.
Ding, X.X.
Zhang, H.B.
Bi, P.
Sun, Y.H.
Citation: International Journal of STD and AIDS, 2015; 26(7):496-503
Publisher: Sage Publications
Issue Date: 2015
ISSN: 0956-4624
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Yi-Le Wu, Hui-Yun Yang, Jun Wang, Hui Yao, Xue Zhao, Jian Chen, Xiu-Xiu Ding, Hong-Bo Zhang, Peng Bi, Ye-Huan Sun
Abstract: The aim of this study was to investigate the prevalence and factors associated with suicidal ideation among HIV-positive men who have sex with men (MSM) in Anhui, China. A cross-sectional study was conducted to recruit HIV-positive MSM in Anhui, China. A total of 184 HIV-positive MSM gave informed consent and completed the interview. Correlates of suicidal ideation were assessed using multivariable logistic regression. Fifty-seven (31%) of HIV-positive MSM had suicidal ideations within six months before the interview. Multivariable analyses showed that learning of their HIV status in the past 12 months (adjusted odds ratio (AOR) = 3.4, 95% CI = 1.6-7.3), perceived HIV stigma (AOR = 2.4, 95% CI = 1.1-5.2), depression symptoms (AOR = 2.6, 95% CI = 1.1-5.9) and anxiety symptoms (AOR = 2.7, 95% CI = 1.2-6.1) were significantly associated with the suicidal ideation among HIV-positive MSM. The results indicated that suicidal ideation was common among HIV-positive MSM in Anhui, China. There is an urgent need to establish psychological counselling services among HIV-positive MSM in China. Targeting of these potential risk factors could be an effective approach to reduce the suicide risk among this high-risk subgroup by the implementation of early intervention measurements.
Keywords: Men who have sex with men; suicidal ideation; depression; anxiety; HIV; AIDS
Rights: © The Author(s) 2014
DOI: 10.1177/0956462414544722
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