Walt Odets, PhD, is a clinical psychologist in private practice in Berkeley, California. He is author of the articles "AIDS Education and Harm Reduction for Gay Men: Psychological Approaches for the 21st Century" (AIDS & Public Policy Journal, Vol. 9, No. 1) and "Why We Stopped Doing Primary Prevention for Gay Men in the Age of AIDS" (American Psychiatric Press, Washington, D.C.), as well as a book, In the Shadow of the Epidemic: Being HIV-Negative in the Age of AIDS. He is a member of the AIDS Task Force of the Gay and Lesbian Medical Association, and speaks frequently on education and prevention for gay men. He has spoken at two International Conferences on AIDS, and at conferences of the American Psychological Association, American Psychiatric Association, the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force, the National AIDS Update, and the National Gay and Lesbian Health Conference.