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August 17, 2012

Yale Researchers Create HIV Prevention iPad Video Game

Yale University researchers are creating a video game for the iPad as an HIV prevention tool for at-risk youth of color, Yale News reports. Play Forward: Elm City Stories will be an interactive world where players using avatars face challenges and make decisions. The players will see how their choices affect their lives and will be able to go back in time to make different decisions that lead to better outcomes. The researchers believe that players will learn skills to help them avoid situations that increase their HIV risk.

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DBeck, TX, 2012-08-21 10:12:02
I agree with Andy... prevention efforts should not INCREASE stigma. This is why it's important to have consumer input - it doesn't seem like any pos people or urban youth had much say in this game.

Andy, , 2012-08-18 12:54:49
How many urban youths have ipads? Why do we always have to tie HIV to "bad decisions"? Most poz people weren't much stupider than anyone else, but the sentiment that HIV is a result of "bad decisions" is certainly stigmatizing. Always good to see "prevention" which has no application but to make our lives worse.

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