Community Mental Health Journal

, Volume 37, Issue 6, pp 469–479

Dual Diagnosis: HIV and Mental Illness, a Population-Based Study

  • Carleen H. Stoskopf
  • Yang K. Kim
  • Saundra H. Glover
Article

DOI: 10.1023/A:1017577827658

Cite this article as:
Stoskopf, C.H., Kim, Y.K. & Glover, S.H. Community Ment Health J (2001) 37: 469. doi:10.1023/A:1017577827658

Abstract

This is a cross-sectional, population-based (n = 378,710) study using hospital discharge abstract data to determine the relative risk associated with having a dual diagnosis of mental illness and HIV/AIDS. The analysis addresses issues of gender, race, and age, as well as types of mental illness. Persons with a mental illness are 1.44 times more likely to have HIV/AIDS. Women are at increased risk of being dually diagnosed. There are no risk differences by race. Those with a specific diagnosis of substance abuse or a depressive disorder are more likely to have a diagnosis of HIV/AIDS.

HIV/AIDSmental health

Copyright information

© Human Sciences Press, Inc. 2001

Authors and Affiliations

  • Carleen H. Stoskopf
    • 1
  • Yang K. Kim
    • 2
  • Saundra H. Glover
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Health Administration, School of Public HealthUniversity of South CarolinaColumbia
  2. 2.Department of Health Administration, School of Public HealthUniversity of South CarolinaColumbia
  3. 3.Department of Health Administration, School of Public HealthUniversity of South CarolinaColumbia