New game made to teach "at-risk" youth about avoiding HIV

A very noble new game, developed by researchers at the Yale School of Medicine and spearheaded by Schell Games, aims to educate so-termed “at-risk” youth about the dangers of HIV and methods of prevention: 

Funded from the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute on Child Health and Human Development (NICHD), the HIV prevention game will be developed over the next 18 months and will be tested via a study with over 300 young participants in a New Haven, Connecticut after-school program. Researchers hope to help youth avoid risky behaviors associated with HIV acquisition, and establish the best way to use video games to produce positive health behaviors.

We can only hope that initiatives like this make it unnecessary to have to build any more HIV/AIDS memorial statues. 

Lana Polansky