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Sexual evolution looks at the impact of sexually transmitted diseases in human and how their evolution has affected the human species. Viruses evolve at a much faster rate than humans, so naturally there is a growing concern in the medical community about how this will affect global society, pariticularly where the weathly can afford treatments and the poorer people cannot (Nahmais et al, 2011)."Rapidly emerging HIV/AIDS, globalization, migration, and information technology are some factors that stress the importance of focusing on how old and new sexually transmitted infections (STIs) are spread, both in and between networks and populations" (Ibid). 

There is, however, a growing trend that looks at the potential to "domesticate" disease, which could be applicable to ending or reducing the impact of STD's on society. 

Click on the link below to see an informative TED Talk about the philosophy behind taming germs.



Nahmias, D., & Nahmias, S. B. (2011). Society, sex, and STIs: human behavior and the evolution of sexually transmitted diseases and their agents. National Center for Biotechnology Information. Retrieved 2013, from http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21824166