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Federal Economic Stimulus Money Funds Genital-Washing Lessons

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As part of a larger $12 million HIV study by UCLA researchers, a grant using $823,200 in federal stimulus money was spent on examining "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" among uncircumsized men in Orange Farm, South Africa.

The genital-washing portion of the experiment will be completed in 2011, after which another study will be launched to discover whether or not the "penile cleansing procedure" works to prevent HIV transmission.

“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.

And to think, for all this time, we thought that federal stimulus money was being frittered away on useless projects. Hahahaha -- guess we were wrong about that!

Also? You will note, and perhaps appreciate, the fact that not once in this post did we connect the word stimulus with genital-washing. I mean, we can all agree it was definitely out there for us; low hanging fruit, so to speak. But not once did we succumb to temptation! See? This is us exercising the kind of decorum and passionate restraint you've come to expect from The Daily Feed, except for the fact that even as I type I can't help but consider the fact that out there somewhere genitals are being washed and, in a sense, stimulated by our Federal tax dollars. Crap. Oh well. I tried.
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