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IN THE SHADOW OF THE EPIDEMIC
By Walt Odets

THE TABLE OF CONTENTS

Introduction [Full Text]
A Word about the Writer and the Reader

Chapter 1
Why We Need a Book about Being HIV-Negative
Why We Have Denied the "HIV-Negative" Condition

Chapter 2
The Psychological Epidemic  [Full Text]
Psychological Development
The Psychological Problems Men Are Experiencing

Chapter 3
Survivor Guilt and Related Family Matters

Chapter 4
Life in the Shadow: Loss and Mourning
The Psychological Idea of Loss
Special Loss in the Development of Gay Men
Coming Out and the Experience of Loss
Life in the Epidemic: Feelings about Loss and Death
The Denial of Loss and Grief
The Process of Grief
Anticipatory Grief
Multiple Loss as an Impediment to Grieving
Survivor Guilt as an Impediment to Grieving

Chapter 5
Being Outsiders: The "HIV-Negative" Identity
The Homosexualization of AIDS
The AIDSification of Homosexuality
Shifting Identities and Values
Coming Out as HIV-Negative

Chapter 6
Being Alone
Institutionalized Isolation
The Twelve-step Programs

Chapter 7
Being Together: The Relations of Positives and Negatives
Why Do Uninfected Men Separate Themselves from Positive Men?
The Correspondence of Mark
Conclusions

Chapter 8
Being Sexual: The Politics and Humanity of Gay Sex
The External Politics of Sex
The Internal Politics of Sex
Psychological Approaches to Education
Ordinary Sex and Its Meanings
Some Problematic Reasons People Have Unprotected Sex

Chapter 9
Being Here: Other Kinds of Survival
Schemes and Visions: Denial, Hope, and Survival
Other Ideas of Survival and Visions of Life in the Epidemic
Other Kinds of Survival
Closing Words

Epilogue [Full Text]
The Idea of Bearing Witness
Ways We Can Bear Witness

Notes

Index
 

FULL TEXT OF SELECTED CHAPTERS  IS ALSO AVAILABLE ON THE FOLLOWING LINKS:

INTRODUCTION
CHAPTER 2: THE PSYCHOLOGICAL EPIDEMIC
THE PILOGUE


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