Missouri: Class Project Becomes a Kansas City Campaign of HIV/AIDS Awareness
June 7, 2010
Kyle Huber is taking his HIV prevention message to bathroom walls and car windshields across Kansas City.
The class project was small scale, but was seen by the right person: Michael Lintecum, event producer for the AIDS Service Foundation (ASF). Impressed with Huber's work, Lintecum made him the creative director and designer for a local poster/social networking effort to raise HIV/AIDS awareness among youth.
Huber's "spread the truth" Facebook campaign to raise awareness has engaged thousands of people.
"He initiated this campaign on his own. It's pretty cool stuff. Kyle was the right person at the right time for the ASF to partner with," Lintecum said.
Huber's posters are stark. Using "spread the truth, not the disease" as the theme, the posters feature a black and white photo of a model with a statistic about HIV/AIDS on the model's face.
"I wanted to create something that would stick in your mind and scare you, something you would never forget," Huber said.
Huber's posters will be seen during a run of the play "Rent" June 4-20 at the City Stage of Kansas City's Union Station.
For more information on ASF, visit www.asfkc.org.
Kansas City Star
05.30.2010; Mará Rose Williams
This article was provided by U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. It is a part of the publication CDC HIV/Hepatitis/STD/TB Prevention News Update. Visit the CDC's website to find out more about their activities, publications and services.
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