In the United States, the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, NIAID) directed since 1984 by Anthony Fauci, the principal medical adviser of the White House, would have granted more 200,000 dollars (approximately 174,000 euros) to an experiment consisting of injecting female hormones into male monkeys. As the American magazine relatesWashington Examiner, the aim of this experiment would have been to find out why transgender women are more infected with the HIV virus.
NIAID is one of the 27 institutes and centers that make up the National Institutes of Health, these forming an agency of the US Department of Health.
NIAID reportedly granted $ 205,562 in funding in December 2021 to the Scripps Research Institute, an American center specializing in research in biology and chemistry. The purpose of the hormone injections in primates was to assess their impact on the immune system of males, with the aim of verifying the hypothesis that female hormones have a negative effect on the immune system of women. transgender, and thus increase the likelihood that they will become HIV-positive. On the other hand, no injection of male hormones into female monkeys was carried out.
It’s a total waste of time and precious research funds.
Cited by the Washington Examiner, Katherine Roe, a neuroscientist and member of the animal rights association PETA, says the experience is “a total waste of valuable research money and time,” she says. A judgment that she explained in these terms: by injecting the monkeys with “hormones to somehow create transgender monkeys. [afin de] see how this affects the transmission of HIV “,” it won’t work for humans, and this study is of no value […] Humans are the only primates who contract HIV and develop AIDS. ”
According to a document published by the anti-animal experimentation site White Coat Waste Project, the NIAID has signed a multi-million euro contract for the annual acquisition of some 500 monkeys from an island in South Carolina where they are bred specifically for research funded by the US government.