Skip to comments.Feds Spent $800,000 of Stimulus on African Genital-Washing (In Case You Missed It Department)
Posted on 06/06/2013 5:14:02 AM PDT by IbJensen
(CNSNews.com) The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), a division of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), spent $823,200 of economic stimulus funds in 2009 on a study by a UCLA research team to teach uncircumcised African men how to wash their genitals after having sex.
The genitalia-washing program is part of a larger $12-million UCLA study examining how to better encourage Africans to undergo voluntary HIV testing and counseling however, only the penis-washing study received money from the 2009 economic stimulus law. The washing portion of the study is set to end in 2011.
NIH Announces the Availability of Recovery Act Funds for Competitive Revision Applications, the grant abstract states. We propose to evaluate the feasibility of a post-coital genital hygiene study among men unwilling to be circumcised in Orange Farm, South Africa.
Because AIDS researchers have been unsuccessful in convincing most adult African men to undergo circumcision, the UCLA study proposes to determine whether researchers can develop an after-sex genitalia-washing regimen that they can then convince uncircumcised African men to follow.
The aim of the proposed feasibility study is to evaluate the feasibility and acceptability of a post-coital male genital hygiene procedure, which participants will be asked to practice immediately post-coitus or at least 12 hours after, reads the abstract.
Entitled Community-Based HIV VCT: South Africa, the name of the broader umbrella project, the program plans to test how well received the penis-washing regimen is among South African men.
If most of the men in the study wash their genitals after sex, are willing to do so after the study ends, and report that their partners accept the regimen, the researchers will develop another study to see if the penile cleansing procedure actually works to prevent HIV infections.
If we find that men are able to practice consistent washing practices after sex, we will plan to test whether this might protect men from becoming HIV infected in a later study, the grant says.
The studys lead investigator Dr. Thomas J. Coates was the fourth highest-funded researcher in the country in 2002 and is currently conducting HIV research on three continents.
CNSNews.com asked both Coates and NIMH the following question: The Census Bureau says the median household income in the United States is $52,000. How would you explain to the average American mom and dad -- who make $52,000 per year -- that taxing them to pay for this grant was justified?
Coates, who was unavailable for comment, directed CNSNews.com to ask grant-related questions of his assistant, Darya Freedman, who did not respond.
The NIMH also declined to respond to CNSNews.coms question.
Incompetento and her legions aren't qualified or contented to just 'feel' guy's 'junk' at airports. We can only attempt to comprehend their excitement at monitoring all those 'dirty dongs'. What a way to get their jollies off while ripping taxpayers off while doing it. Yes, this is 'unbelievable', but it's in Obama's America and strictly conforms to his vision of hope and change.
I’m at a loss for words...
Liberals can’t find even one program they would cut. I literally found a trillion dollars per year that I would cut with no pain. Stimulus for foreign genitals is one of many wasteful programs we can do without.
Who better to tell others how to wash their genitalia than a bunch of lying, thieving, arrogant American d*cks?
Just saying. It sounds like the Obama Administration finally found something it does well.
“Stimulus for foreign genitals...”
That works on soooo many levels.
Sounds like a job for some poor out-of-work homosexual men.....
Right. They’d clean up those genitals and enjoy their work. Wouldn’t even have to pay them.
I'm not, but if I use the words that I want to use, my post will be deleted.
The US taxpayers get hosed after the IRS screws them.
I know how you feel. Everyday there are multiple stories that make me want to go on a rant that would make Richard Pryor blush.
Could this be an explanation for many of nobama’s foreign trips? Maybe he was the “prime investigator” so to speak as he showed individuals how to do this.
Well, that is good news that all of the peckers in Africa are now clean. Wow, now we can all go back to work and stop going to the welfare offices and ask for help.
And it doesn't feel good and we don't even get a kiss!
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