Index
AA (Alcoholics Anonymous), 137, 1]8,
139, 140, 141
Abrams, Donald, 7, 8
Abstinence, 105, 135, 136, 179, 291ll·9
Acculturation, 126, 191, 259. See also Cul-
tural values; Developmental process;
Socialization
ACTUP (AIDS Coalition to Unleash
Power), 151
Addiction. See Obsessive-compulsive
behavior; Sex addiction; Substance
abuse
Adjustment disorder, 19
Adolescents: coming-out process in, 71,
119; false heterosexuality and, 72;
hopelessness felt by, 198; self-esteem
deficits of, 160-61; social challenges to,
234
African-American gay men, 234, 299n.3
Afterlife (Monette), 246
"AIDS and Seronegative Gay Men" (panel
discussion), 16
AIDS Coalition to Unleash Power
(ACTUP),15 1
AIDS Committee of Toronto, 295n-4
AIDS Health Project (UCSF), 8, 19, 61,
197,275
AIDS Project Los Angeles, 296n.4
AIDS Vancouver (organization), 295n.4
Alan (Tom's lover), 169, 171, 173
Alcohol abuse, 28, 137, 141
Alcoholics Anonymous (AA), 137, 138,
139, 140, 141
Allen (writer), 44-45, 49-51,
53, 59
Altruism, 206-7
Ambivalence, 289n.2
AmF AR (American Foundation for AIDS
Research), 105
Amphetamines, 28
Amsterdam (Netherlands), 298n.8
Anal sex: in Australia, 296-98n.8; bath-
house prohibition on, 129; disincli-
nation to, 130; disruption of, 255; in
Kevin-Tom relationship, 141-42; in Los
Angeles hotel, 227-29; paternal disap-
proval of, 127; psychological meaning
of, 188-204; self-reporting of, 185, 294-
95n.2; stigma attached to, 106; among
younger men, 220-21, 294n.2
Anger: of Castrodale, 100; of confused
patient, 109; at denial, 217; denial of,
255; depression and, 27; guilt and, 218-
19; at loss, 101; in Mark-Tom relation-
ship, 168; of Paul, 118; at prospective
cure, 268-69; at safer sex, 255; self-
esteem deficits and, 161; survivor guilt
and, 94; of Tom, 151. See also Sulking
Anonymous sex, 137-38, 195. See also
Recreational sex
Anorexia, 27
Antibody tests, 147, 176, 264; anxiety sub-
sequent to, 107; hypochondriasis and,
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