The Grassroots Project, a nonprofit in Washington, DC, uses varsity, college and professional athletes to teach middle school students about HIV through games and sports, The Washington Post reports. One of the games, called HIV Attacks!, has students role-playing the different aspects of HIV through a game of dodgeball. Each student portrays a part of the complex virus such as the human, germs and diseases, the immune system or antiretroviral medications. The game demonstrates what HIV is, what it does to the body and how treatment works. The project is in 13 of the city’s public and charter schools and has more than 270 volunteer college athletes.

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