The U.S. Centers for Disease Control has been awarding grants to the South African Government to fund a reduction in HIV infections among commercial sex workers in their nation.
Since 2011, U.S. taxpayers have funded a whopping $3,499,670 in grants to protect prostitutes in South Africa.
The latest payment occurred in 2016 where the U.S. government issued an award of $308,785.
The funds are not only used to dole out free condoms, but also educate prostitutes on negotiating tactics to use on their Johns who are reluctant to use protection when paying for sex.
A study conducted in 1995 in the American Journal of Public Health described the risks that South African hookers face . . . but there was no correlation to the health and safety of United States citizens.
Prostitution in South Africa has remained illegal since 1957.
Paying $3.5 million to protect criminals (victimless or not) seems to be burden that the United States taxpayer should not be forced to pay.
The nation of South Africa, since the rule of its African leaders, has produced 38,000 child prostitutes within their society.
Rather than protecting prostitutes from HIV and AIDS in a foreign nation, the United States government, if anything, should be forcing the South African government to put an end to child prostitution in that nation.