The psychosocial impact of HIV infection in gay men, drug uses and heterosexuals. Controlled investigation

C. Gala, A. Pergami, J. Catalan, F. Durbano, M. Musicco, M. Riccio, T. Baldeweg, G. Invernizzi

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Abstract

The aim of this study was to establish the prevalence of current and past psychiatric morbidity in HIV seropositive asymptomatic subjects belonging to three transmission categories (gay men, intravenous drug users, and heterosexuals) compared with that found in HIV seronegative controls from the same groups. A cross-sectional, controlled study including 279 seropositive subjects belonging to groups II and III defined by the Center for Disease Control (94 gay men, 157 intravenous drug users, and 28 heteroxexuals) and 159 seronegative subjects (38 gay men, 91 intravenous drug users, and 30 heterosexuals) is reported. Outcome measures included standardised, self-reported questionnaires and a semistructured interview to assess current psychopathological status and past psychaitric history.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)651-659
Number of pages9
JournalBritish Journal of Psychiatry
Volume163
Issue numberNOV.
Publication statusPublished - 1993

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychiatry and Mental health
  • Neuroscience(all)

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