1. Welcome to CowboysZone!  Join us!  Come on!  You know you want to!

NIH Funds $2.6 Million Study to Get Prostitutes in China to Drink Less

Discussion in 'Political Zone' started by JBond, May 14, 2009.

  1. JBond

    JBond Well-Known Member

    6,726 Messages
    36 Likes Received
    Why? Does Obama owe Chinese hookers? Did they contribute to his campaign? Why in the hell are US taxpayers forced to pay for this garbage?

    NIH Funds $2.6 Million Study to Get Prostitutes in China to Drink Less

    http://www.foxnews.com/politics/200...llion-program-make-chinese-prostitutes-drink/

    The federal government is spending $2.6 million to make sure prostitutes in China drink less on the job.

    That's the goal of a five-year study, bankrolled by the National Institutes of Health, designed to help lower HIV infections among China's "female sex workers," who are referred to in the study as "FSWs."

    Researchers will visit 100 houses of ill repute -- a whole hamlet of harlots -- to collect data on 700 prostitutes and 150 pimps and madams, referred to as "gatekeepers" in the study's sterile abstract.

    Phase one of the study is intended to research "alcohol use/abuse and related sexual risk among FSWs in China," according to the abstract -- a cold hard look at why prostitutes engage in dangerous sex while drunk.

    The study's director says the information gained from the study will then be used to tailor HIV prevention programs for the bawds from Beihai, a coastal tourist town in Guangxi province, which has the third-highest HIV infection rate of China's 22 provinces.

    The project comes thanks to a grant from the NIH's National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, which is also funding a $400,000 study of bars in Buenos Aires to find out why gay men engage in risky sexual behavior while drunk -- and just what can be done about it.

    The first prong of the Chinese intervention program involves "gatekeeper training," which means teaching pimps and madams to enhance the culture of safe sex in their brothels.

    The study's director, Dr. Xiaoming Li of Wayne State University in Michigan, then hopes to convince the prostitutes to drink less and use condoms more while they're on the job.

    The U.N. estimates that about 700,000 people are infected with HIV in China, mostly transmitted through unprotected sex. Recent government programs to distribute condoms to prostitutes have helped address the problem, but they haven't solved it.

    The study -- tailored specifically for use in China -- was approved in November, and the government has already spent $469,903 to fund it.

    "The proposed intervention program will be a cultural adaptation and integration of existing evidence-based programs in Asian settings," reads the study's abstract, which singles out China as a special challenge because of unique cultural circumstances (and 10 million working prostitutes) there.

    Dr. Li, who did not respond to calls and e-mails from FOXNews.com seeking comment, told CNS News that because prostitution occurs with alcohol use in the United States, just as it does in China, Americans will be able to benefit from the project's findings.

    "We want to get some understanding of the fundamental role of alcohol use and HIV risk," he said. "We use the population in China as our targeted population to look at the basic issues. I think the findings will benefit the American people, too."
  2. Doomsday101

    Doomsday101 Well-Known Member

    78,457 Messages
    3,767 Likes Received
    About time they used tax payer money in a non wasteful manner. Who is running things in Washington? This is beyond stupid
  3. PosterChild

    PosterChild New Member

    2,027 Messages
    0 Likes Received
    Hey, I have a very good Chinese friend and fr what I understand, you would have to drink heavliy in order to have sex w/ Chinese men! :laugh2:
  4. Hoofbite

    Hoofbite Well-Known Member

    32,585 Messages
    2,242 Likes Received
    You guys realize the NIH does thousands upon thousands of studies every year.

    They do studies all across the world and spend billions of dollars annually.

    I guess I just don't see the big deal. Definitely don't see how Obama had anything to do with it.
  5. Doomsday101

    Doomsday101 Well-Known Member

    78,457 Messages
    3,767 Likes Received
    I don't care who or why it is a waste of tax payer money who the hell cares about some hooker in china and why the hell is my tax paying money going to that? It is stupid and it is part of the problem that many people have with stupid and wa****l spending out of Washington no matter who it is in charge.
  6. JBond

    JBond Well-Known Member

    6,726 Messages
    36 Likes Received
    So now we need to pay for the deadbeats in this country and for the hookers in China. Don't we have hookers here that could be used for the study? BP, forward your list to Obama and see if he will move the study here. That way, at least we can keep the tax dollars in the US.
  7. BadWolf

    BadWolf Member

    182 Messages
    0 Likes Received
    $2.6 million.... those must be some classy hookers to cost that much.
  8. burmafrd

    burmafrd Well-Known Member

    41,806 Messages
    1,673 Likes Received
    Wonder if Elliot Spitzer was somehow involved.....
  9. burmafrd

    burmafrd Well-Known Member

    41,806 Messages
    1,673 Likes Received
    Well hoof if you can show this is an isolated example and does not happen hundreds of times and eventually costing billions....
  10. Doomsday101

    Doomsday101 Well-Known Member

    78,457 Messages
    3,767 Likes Received
    Hoof said "NIH does thousands upon thousands of studies every year"
  11. burmafrd

    burmafrd Well-Known Member

    41,806 Messages
    1,673 Likes Received
    THousands of studies/what is the percentage of studies like THIS one?
    Even if its only 10% (which I highly doubt that it is that low) that means hundreds- who knows HOW much money is being wasted in the name of "science". Which is another reason I have my doubts about all these international groups pushing man made global warming-just how many scams are they hiding?
  12. masomenos

    masomenos Less is more

    5,971 Messages
    1 Likes Received
    What an absolute waste of money.
  13. Hoofbite

    Hoofbite Well-Known Member

    32,585 Messages
    2,242 Likes Received
    I don't really know. But you can bet that this study isn't the only one. This study probably isn't the most ridiculous of them.

    NIH website says they give out like 50,000 grants each year.

    In no way was I saying I thought the study was appropriate. I was just asking why this had to be politicized to bash on any single person or party.
  14. Doomsday101

    Doomsday101 Well-Known Member

    78,457 Messages
    3,767 Likes Received
    I did not take it so much as bashing one party over another my take was it shows how mismanaged Washington is and why I don't want to see them running business in the US, they can't handle what is on their plate right now as we are to trust them with things like health care? This is why I want to see the federal Government with less power not more power
  15. VietCowboy

    VietCowboy Be Realistic. Demand the Impossible.

    2,918 Messages
    2 Likes Received
    You did not read the grant proposal, and should not comment on the decision-making in approving this grant without doing so. It is an extremely rigourous process (particulary in these days with even further limiting funding to go around), and they would not have received approval without a lot of proof that it was based on sound methodology and will further research and help Americans.

    p.s. this grant was awarded back in November, when Bush was still in office.

    http://prognosis.med.wayne.edu/arti...-link-between-alcohol-abuse-and-spread-of-hiv

Share This Page