Re: viruses? (wild speculation about STDs)

From: Damien Broderick (
Date: Tue Jan 25 2000 - 06:21:50 MST

At 11:34 PM 24/01/00 -0800, Zeb wrote:

>I was speculating recently on the possible evolution of
>a sexually transmitted disease which boosts the libido and vitality of
>infected individuals.

This is one of the lesser features of the nasty contagious thingee in Greg
Egan's new book TERANESIA.

>I then started to wonder if this has perhaps
>already happened, and the virus is now just considered a part of normal
>human biology, or perhaps incorporated into the genome.

Not among the women I encounter.

No, that's not true. It's just not in reference to me. :(


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