Internet Game Aims to Raise HIV/AIDS Awareness
May 19, 2008
The New York Times on Monday examined an Internet game, called Pos or Not, that aims to increase HIV/AIDS education and awareness. The Web site, posornot.com, shows photographs and short biographies of men and women ages 21 to 30, asking visitors to determine if each is HIV-positive or negative. It was launched in late April and was played about 5.1 million times by 400,000 people during its first three weeks. According to the Times, the "message is that you can't judge someone's virus status by looks, occupation or taste in music" (Stelter, New York Times, 5/19).
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