This money will be spent studying the alcohol consumption of prostitutes in China and how it relates to their "safe sex" practices. Really. About $2.6 million should do it.
Dr. Xiaoming Li, the researcher conducting the program, is director of the Prevention Research Center at Wayne State University School of Medicine in Detroit.
The grant, made last November, refers to prostitutes as "female sex workers"--or FSW--and their handlers as "gatekeepers."
Others have relied on the terms prostitute and pimp efficaciously, but that doesn't fly in academia, of course. Prostitution is ostensibly illegal in China, but there are at least 10 million, um, FS workers engaged in a plethora of towns and villages, many in the innocuous sounding profession of karioke singers and lounge companions.
For the correlation between condoms and HIV, you can correlate the findings from Africa, found here. From the data there, it becomes obvious that HIV cannot be contained with condoms if a population group isn't committed to chastity and fidelity. Those characteristics are obviously wanting in the demographic in play.
Well, it isn't a stretch to suggest that there's a high correlation between commercialised sex and alcohol (not to mention astronomical rates of drug abuse and suicide) because it's an unpleasant business and often the participants need to find anything to help them disassociate from their environment, their clients and the lack of dignity to which they've been reduced.
This project is an abomination. Once again, the feminists are nowhere to be found.