The quote on the dedication page is from Andrew Holleran, "A Place of His Own: How
to Remember Robert Ferro," Christopher Street, Issue 26 (1989), p. 9. Holleran quotes a
letter from Robert Ferro, who is talking about the imprisonment of Oscar Wilde.
1 Why We Need a Book about Being HIV-Negative
Ippy Gizzi, Letters to Pauline (Providence,
Burning Deck, 1975), p. 2.
The Honorable Art Agnos, introductory remarks at the Sixth International Confer-
ence on AIDS, San Francisco, 20 June 1990.
3 Ed Wolf, personal communication, 1990.
4 Gizzi, Letters, p. 11.
5 The San Francisco AIDS Foundation, An Epidemic of Loss: AIDS in San Francisco's
Gay Male Community, 1988-1993 (San Francisco: San Francisco AIDS Foundation,
1988), p. 24·
6 Woody Castrodale, personal communication, 1992.
7 James Dilley, Cheri Pies, and Michael Helquist, eds., Face to Face: A Guide to AIDS
Counseling (San Francisco: AIDS Health Project, University of California, San Fran-
cisco, 1989); Mindy Thompson Fullilove, "Anxiety and Stigmatizing Aspects of HIV
Infection,"Journal of Clinical Psychiatry 50: 5-8;].
Martin, "Psychological Conse-
quences of AIDS-Related Bereavement Among Gay Men," Journal of Consulting and
Clinical Psychology 56: 856-862; Rachel Schochet, "Psychosocial Issues for Sero-
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8 Dilley et aI., Face to Face, p. 132.
9 Fullilove, "Anxiety," p. 6.
10 Martin, "Psychological Consequences," p. 858.
Ibid., pp. 859-860.
James Dilley and Alicia Boccellari, "Neuropsychiatric Complications of HIV Infec-
tion," in Dilley et aI., Face to Face.
13 Rachel Schochet, personal communication, 1991.
14 Woody Castrodale, personal communication, 1992.