Suicides outpace HIV deaths among gay, bisexual men; researcher urges more mental health support

[From CTV, June 19, 2019]

“A recent update to an ongoing study found that, while deaths due to HIV continue to decline among gay and bisexual men in Canada, deaths by suicide are not.

This is prompting the lead researcher, Travis Salway, to renew his call for more available mental health resources, particularly at STI clinics.

The ongoing study initially published in Critical Public Health shows that, while the number of HIV-related deaths has been dropping, deaths by suicide have gone up among gay and bisexual men.”

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