mtvU, Kaiser Family Foundation, POZ Magazine Launch Online Game to Confront HIV/AIDS-Related Stereotypes
May 1, 2008
mtvU, MTV's college network, and the Kaiser Family Foundation, in partnership with POZ Magazine, on Wednesday unveiled "Pos or Not," an online game that aims to confront HIV/AIDS stereotypes and overcome obstacles that prevent people from talking openly about the disease, Reuters reports (Reuters, 4/30). In the game, which also seeks to break down barriers that keep people from getting tested for HIV and using protection, players must decide whether a profiled participant is HIV-positive or negative based on a photo and a few personal details. HIV-positive participants share when they first learned their HIV status, and HIV-negative participants talk about how they have been affected by the disease. The game also provides information about HIV prevention, as well as local HIV and sexually transmitted infection resources from CDC (Kaiser Family Foundation release, 4/30).
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