Community Mental Health Journal

, Volume 37, Issue 6, pp 469–479 | Cite as

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

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


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.

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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

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