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(Fox News)   US government-funded study sends researchers to cruise six bars in Buenos Aires to find out why gay men engage in risky sexual behavior while drunk. Apparently Larry Craig was unavailable   (foxnews.com) divider line 129
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2009-05-08 12:55:00 PM  
I'm one hundred percent certain that this article is a completely unbiased, fair, and accurate presentation of this study, its procedures, and its goals.
 
2009-05-08 12:58:20 PM  
shiat, why don't they fund a study that sends researchers into any bar in any city in the US to find out why heterosexual men engage in risky sexual behavior when drunk? This country as a whole is just getting more farking stupid every year.
 
2009-05-08 12:58:21 PM  
Same reason straight people do...teh booze makes ya horny.

Now gimme 400Gs
 
2009-05-08 01:06:08 PM  
This thread should be fun.
 
2009-05-08 01:07:13 PM  
Pocket Ninja: I'm one hundred percent certain that this article is a completely unbiased, fair, and accurate presentation of this study, its procedures, and its goals.

I'm not defending Fox, but at least in this story they do have links to the project abstract and NIH documents.
 
2009-05-08 01:07:33 PM  
KaponoFor3: This thread should be fun.

Especially since the study started in September of 2008. Wonder how many people will just blame it on Obama?
 
2009-05-08 01:12:24 PM  
I blame Obama
 
2009-05-08 01:14:20 PM  
Hender: Especially since the study started in September of 2008. Wonder how many people will just blame it on Obama?

Read the comments on the Fox News article. They seem to be "fair"-ly evenly "balanced" between blaming Obama and Barney Frank.
 
2009-05-08 01:17:28 PM  
skinnycatullus: Hender: Especially since the study started in September of 2008. Wonder how many people will just blame it on Obama?

Read the comments on the Fox News article. They seem to be "fair"-ly evenly "balanced" between blaming Obama and Barney Frank.


Looks about right. "Fox News: eschews reading comprehension and produ of it!"
 
2009-05-08 01:18:14 PM  
Hender: Looks about right. "Fox News: eschews reading comprehension and produ proud of it!"

FTFM.
 
2009-05-08 01:25:18 PM  
Hender: Hender: Looks about right. "Fox News: eschews reading comprehension and produ proud of it!"

FTFM.


No, you were right the first time. Remember, this is Fox News and its viewers we're talking about here.

/Also, remember descent
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//the highest form of patriotic
 
2009-05-08 01:36:11 PM  
lowered inhibitions. Fabulous opportunities.
 
2009-05-08 01:46:25 PM  
Abstract: DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): The HIV prevalence rate in Argentina is 0.6 percent in the general population, with much higher rates in high risk segments of the population. While the cost of treatment for HIV is covered by the government, programs in HIV prevention are limited. Venue based interventions have the potential to reach segments of the population at high risk for HIV infection. Given the associations between alcohol use and sexual risk behavior, venues where alcohol is sold and sexual behavior occurs could be particularly effective settings for HIV prevention efforts. However, although there has been much research on venues, alcohol use, and sexual risk behavior, no studies have sought to understand the interaction between these three factors, an essential step in developing interventions that target HIV risk behavior in these settings. Targeting public venues in Buenos Aires where men meet, alcohol is consumed, and sexual behavior occurs, the goal of this 2-year exploratory study is to understand the various factors that contribute to the creation of a high risk sexual space. To that end, the study seeks to describe the relative contribution of physical characteristics of the place, patron characteristics, type and level of alcohol consumption, and social dynamics that are at play and potentiate each other to result in sexual risk behavior. The specific aims of this study are to 1) describe 6 public venues in terms of their physical characteristics, alcohol availability, patron characteristics, and sexual behavior that occurs in the venue; 2) identify factors that contribute to alcohol use and high-risk sexual behavior in the venues; 3) identify HIV risk reduction possibilities in the venues and how they can be targeted by interventions; 4) assess willingness of venue owners/personnel to partner with HIV prevention organizations in reducing HIV risk in these settings and the types of prevention programs they find acceptable or unacceptable; and 5) assess ways to measure the efficacy of future interventions in these settings. This qualitative study consists of site observations of 6 venues frequented by men where alcohol is consumed and sexual behavior occurs, as well as in-depth interviews with 48 patrons of those venues, 18 owners/personnel from the venues, and 10 HIV prevention and alcoholism specialists. Venue patrons will also undergo a brief quantitative assessment to gather descriptive data on sexual behavior and substance use among this sample. Grounded theory will guide the qualitative data analysis, with the venue patron data undergoing a second level of analysis to develop cross-case causal models of HIV risk behavior in the context of alcohol use in these venues. We expect findings from this study to provide a blueprint for developing a venue-based HIV prevention intervention for these settings, which could be more fully developed and tested in a subsequent study. PUBLIC HEALTH RELEVANCE: Venue-based HIV-prevention interventions target places versus individuals, thereby tapping into high risk sexual networks and disrupting channels of sexual transmission (Weir, Pailman, Mahlalela, Coetzee, Meidany, & Boerma, 2003; Wohlfeiler & Potterat, 2005). Given the limited HIV-prevention programs in Argentina and high rates of HIV infection among high risk populations, intervening in these settings can be particularly useful in reaching large segments of the population, especially those at high risk of infection. Although this study will be conducted through the lens of Argentine culture (which affects norms of alcohol use and sexual behavior), we expect findings to be useful in informing venue-based interventions for these types of venues in other countries.
 
2009-05-08 01:49:17 PM  
Worst.Mythbusters.Ever.

/Or best, if you are into that sort of thing. Not that there's anything wrong with that.
 
2009-05-08 04:23:50 PM  
Lionel Mandrake: Same reason straight people do...teh booze makes ya horny.

Now gimme 400Gs


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2009-05-08 04:36:32 PM  
PC LOAD LETTER: The HIV prevalence rate in Argentina is 0.6 percent in the general population, with much higher rates in high risk segments of the population.

Umm, for a lot less they could have sent some people to Dupont Circle and sampled a elevated statistical average compared to the population^. It would have cost, tops, $400.00 and they could have all gone out for brunch the next day.
 
2009-05-08 04:45:39 PM  
Hender: KaponoFor3: This thread should be fun.

Especially since the study started in September of 2008. Wonder how many people will just blame it on Obama?


chemical_angel: I blame Obama

That was quick.
 
2009-05-08 04:47:47 PM  
i223.photobucket.com

Reporting for duty
 
2009-05-08 04:47:51 PM  
Sounds like a good xian study.
 
2009-05-08 04:48:18 PM  
Man, Foxnews is terrified of gays.


400k, started under Bush, arguably worth it, and its the front page WARGRBLLL of the day.

Republicans. SO farking stupid it hurts.
 
2009-05-08 04:49:09 PM  
The same reason straight people do, except the typical outcome for straight people doing drunken unsafe sex is makking teh babbys.
 
2009-05-08 04:49:25 PM  
Argentina?

They could have gone to the Eagle.
 
2009-05-08 04:49:33 PM  
FTA: social scientists call this the "vibe"

Hahahahaha.
 
2009-05-08 04:49:48 PM  
Is this a repeat from 1948?
 
2009-05-08 04:50:24 PM  
Because a few stiff ones will make you more willing to take another one?

/I said you, not me
 
2009-05-08 04:51:02 PM  
vernonFL: They could have gone to the Eagle.

I love how there is an Eagle just about everywhere. If a city has a gay bar, odds are it's the Eagle. If they have two gay bars, the first is the Eagle, and the other is fark Me In The Ass Bar and Grill.

/Cho
 
2009-05-08 04:52:09 PM  
I'm sure there were plenty pillow biters in the current administration wanting this job...

I've got $20 on Bawney Fwank needing a closed-door review on the "findings" of this research.

Who remembers XMas '94 during the Clinton years? Hill-dog and her 5 Golden Rings or the Condom Christmas Tree.

/big surprise
 
2009-05-08 04:52:11 PM  
Since it comes from FOX News, I call shenanigans.
 
2009-05-08 04:52:29 PM  
Is the study only gay if it pushes back?
 
2009-05-08 04:52:54 PM  
King Something: /Also, remember descent

...Ahahahaha.
 
2009-05-08 04:53:00 PM  
Research into the causes of a serious public health problem is not "asinine", subby. "Common sense" gets it wrong quite often, which is why you do, y'know, research.

/Sick of Republicans ridiculing science as a scapegoat for government spending.
 
2009-05-08 04:53:18 PM  
Why didn't they just ask the premier queerbait of the Senate, Barney Franks? People expect Democrats to be cocksuckers and he even ran a queer prostitution ring from his Senate office.
 
2009-05-08 04:53:37 PM  
The article seems to be reaching around for some sort of conclusion.
 
2009-05-08 04:53:53 PM  
FTA: The study began in September 2008, according to an online abstract

I blame Obama.
 
2009-05-08 04:53:55 PM  
phlegmmo: Because a few stiff ones will make you more willing to take another one?

/I said you, not me


projecting much!
 
2009-05-08 04:55:03 PM  
wrightb71:
phlegmmo: Because a few stiff ones will make you more willing to take another one?

/I said you, not me

projecting much!


Not in anyone's general direction.

:)
 
2009-05-08 04:55:05 PM  
From Larry's days as an entertainer

www.radaronline.com

Hot like mens room fisting
 
2009-05-08 04:55:39 PM  
I'm sure they'll come to some explosive conclusion after reviewing and massaging the hard data ...
 
2009-05-08 04:55:50 PM  
Lee451: Why didn't they just ask the premier queerbait of the Senate, Barney Franks? People expect Democrats to be cocksuckers and he even ran a queer prostitution ring from his Senate office.

Yes, yes, dumbass, Barney Frank is a fag. We get it. A liberal; flamer democrat who sucks dongs.

Carry on dipshiat.
 
2009-05-08 04:55:53 PM  
I am pretty sure its not just gay men.
 
2009-05-08 04:57:11 PM  
Duh, We SHOULDN'T cure AIDS for teh gheys
 
2009-05-08 04:57:13 PM  
Oh, like Barney Frank, you mean?


You know, the congressman who actually sucks dicks.
 
2009-05-08 04:57:44 PM  
Ennuipoet: Umm, for a lot less they could have sent some people to Dupont Circle and sampled a elevated statistical average compared to the population^. It would have cost, tops, $400.00 and they could have all gone out for brunch the next day.

I was not aware that you had the budget breakdown in your possession. You do know that salaries go on grants, right? There is no way that it costs $400,000 to go to Argentina and cruise gay bars, and you have to justify by line item for NIH grants, and there are maximum salaries that you can actually claim. This gets heavily audited.

/helped his wife on her last $5,000,000 Melanoma grant.
 
2009-05-08 04:57:50 PM  
Doesn't everybody engage in risky sexual behavior while drunk?
 
2009-05-08 04:58:31 PM  
Gives a new meaning to the phrase 'work sucks'.
 
2009-05-08 04:58:50 PM  
Hah dissent moran. Nice.

Barney Frank didn't run a Senate office; he isn't in the Senate. He is a House Rep ya douche.

/I think it was his roommate running it from his apartment.
 
2009-05-08 04:59:50 PM  
It's probably just the George Michael music.
 
2009-05-08 05:00:24 PM  
KaponoFor3: Pocket Ninja: I'm one hundred percent certain that this article is a completely unbiased, fair, and accurate presentation of this study, its procedures, and its goals.

I'm not defending Fox, but at least in this story they do have links to the project abstract and NIH documents.


If MSNBC has run it, there would be no links. You must accept everything their guys in white coats say. No discussion. No debate. If you disagree, you are probably part of a radical militia.
 
2009-05-08 05:01:14 PM  
skinnycatullus: Hender: Especially since the study started in September of 2008. Wonder how many people will just blame it on Obama?

Read the comments on the Fox News article. They seem to be "fair"-ly evenly "balanced" between blaming Obama and Barney Frank.


Congress would determine the funding of these studies, not the President.
 
2009-05-08 05:02:06 PM  
PascalsGhost: Lee451: Why didn't they just ask the premier queerbait of the Senate, Barney Franks? People expect Democrats to be cocksuckers and he even ran a queer prostitution ring from his Senate office.

Yes, yes, dumbass, Barney Frank is a fag. We get it. A liberal; flamer democrat who sucks dongs.

Carry on dipshiat.


Well, Rep. Frank could ask the guy who was running the prostitution ring out of Frank's apartment/house/cabana/whatever. Don't get defensive about it, he's probably an expert.
 
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