Re: Is there a gay gene?

Date: Tue May 14 2002 - 20:15:25 EDT

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    In a message dated 5/14/02 6:43:47 PM Central Daylight Time, writes:

    > During the American syphilis was as untreatable
    > as AIDS is now - thousands of men brought the disease home and infected
    > their
    > wives.

    Apologies - that should have read "during the American Civil War". My
    husband and I are Civil War reenactors and he goes out as a surgeon. VD was
    an ongoing and significant problem during the war, to the point of affecting
    the number of soldiers fit for duty. From what I can tell it was a problem
    even in the civilian world, based on the number of ads in the New York Times
    for "treatment of private diseases". So to some extent, the problem we face
    with AIDS is not new, but simply a different bug.

    Janet Rice

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