Re: viruses? (wild speculation about STDs)

Date: Mon Jan 24 2000 - 23:48:01 MST

In a message dated 1/24/00 23:35:58, wrote:

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

There has been some suggestion that AIDS has this property. I don't
know the outcome of this idea; it's hard to untangle the biology
from the fact that AIDS more often infects the more sexually active,
plus the psychological factor of "Oh well, since I have it already.."

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