mtvU Posornot

Posted by mtvuposornot on Oct. 01, 2008

mtvU, MTV Networks' Peabody and Emmy Award-winning 24-hour college network, and the Kaiser Family Foundation, in partnership with POZ Magazine, has launched a new game for change called Pos or Not ( which confronts the stigma still surrounding HIV/AIDS more than 25 years after the first case of the disease was reported. In the game, people from across the country – some of whom are living with HIV, some who are not – put their personal lives forward to challenge the stereotypes about who is affected by this disease. Based only on their photographs and personal information, players of the online game are asked if the individual is “Pos or Not.” By showing that you can’t tell people’s HIV-status by the way they look or by their gender, age and interests, the game confronts stereotypes about who is affected by HIV/AIDS – while providing information about how to prevent the spread of the disease.

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Tags mtv, aids, teens, hiv, positive, mtvu

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