Schizophrenia and comorbid human immunodeficiency virus or hepatitis C virus.

@article{Cournos2005SchizophreniaAC,
  title={Schizophrenia and comorbid human immunodeficiency virus or hepatitis C virus.},
  author={Francine Cournos and Karen Mckinnon and Greer Sullivan},
  journal={The Journal of clinical psychiatry},
  year={2005},
  volume={66 Suppl 6},
  pages={27-33}
}
Patients with schizophrenia are at significantly increased risk for infection with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), hepatitis C virus, or both. Several factors underlie this increased risk, including substance abuse and high-risk sexual behavior. Although being sexually active tends to be less common among patients with schizophrenia than among nonpsychotic individuals, patients with schizophrenia who are sexually active are more likely than nonpsychotic individuals to engage in high-risk… CONTINUE READING
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