AIDS Dementia

Laurie Davison ldavison at
Mon Mar 17 12:26:31 EST 1997

Just a question...
    I was discussing the work of Simon LeVay from a few years ago in 
which he correlated the size of hypothalamic nuclei with sexual 
orientation and a friend asked whether the results of the study might be 
attributed to deterioration of the brain due to AIDS, which many of the 
gay male subjects had died of. I told her that I thought it likely that 
the dementia associated with advanced AIDS would be localized in areas 
other than the hypothalamus, but the fact is, I just don't know. Can 
anyone out there give me an opinion on this? Thanks!


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