Year: 1987 Source: Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1987. p.67-73 SIEC No: 19910842

This article begins with the case history of a 42-year-old homosexual businessman, who was an alcoholic & began deliberately seeking out partners known to have AIDS in an attempt to commit suicide. The author asserts more research is needed on the connection between substance abuse, self destructive behavior, & AIDS. He also discusses the difficulties in treating at-risk patients who suffer from substance abuse disorders, underlying identity conflicts & AIDS. (VM)