Suicidal ideation and HIV testing.

@article{Perry1990SuicidalIA,
  title={Suicidal ideation and HIV testing.},
  author={Stephanie W Perry and L B Jacobsberg and B. Fishman},
  journal={JAMA},
  year={1990},
  volume={263 5},
  pages={679-82}
}
To examine the effect of human immunodeficiency virus antibody testing on suicidal ideation among physically asymptomatic subjects at perceived risk for infection, 244 men and 57 women completed the Beck Depression Inventory 2 weeks before and 1 week and 2 months after notification. All subjects received extensive pretest and posttest counseling. Among the 49 seropositive subjects, rates of suicidal ideation on item 9 of the Beck Depression Inventory were 28.6% at entry and 27.1% and 16.3% at… CONTINUE READING

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