Two studies have recently been published on suicide in people with HIV. To put this into context, Public Health England last year found that suicide accounted for 2% of deaths in people with HIV. In men living with HIV, the rate of suicide was twice that of the general population. In women living with HIV, it was the same as in the general population.
Now French researchers have looked at the same issue. They found that approximately 5% of deaths in people with HIV were due to suicide, over three times the rate in the general population of France