Play2Prevent – HIV Prevention Video Game

A new iPad application designed to educate ethnic minority teens about HIV prevention strategies is being pioneered by a team of Yale researchers from the School of Medicine. By Jacqueline Sahlberg Staff Reporter at Yale Daily News.

The game involves creating an avatar who goes through a virtual life and makes decisions revolving around risk behaviors, including unprotected sex and drug and alcohol abuse. The player will be able to see how their choices and actions influence later situations and rewind to play out how making another decision could produce a different outcome. Researchers will study the impact of the game among New Haven teens in an 18-24 month clinical trial starting later this year.

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