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Social stigma causing depression in HIV patients
Social stigma, fear of isolation attached to human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection is driving patients towards depression and suicide, a survey conducted by Curofy revealed on Wednesday. According to the survey people diagnosed with HIV or AIDS are three times more likely to commit suicide than general population. The survey is based on 1,025 doctors and 78 per cent stated that that it was the social stigma and the fear of isolation that is responsible for depression in HIV patients.
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