Here are a couple pieces from a couple weeks ago that deal with HIV/AIDS education and advocacy via online media. (I suppose the fact that I’m posting this is vaguely autobiographical…hmm.)
First, here’s a short video clip from a TV news brief, talking about online coverage of the International AIDS Conference (it’s the first of several clips in this video).
And here’s an article from the South African paper Business Day, which talks about high-tech media in youth outreach programs, especially, in South Africa. Here’s an excerpt:
The 17th International AIDS Conference this week highlighted a host of innovative ways that digital media is being used to get the attention of young people and help protect them against HIV infection.
Globally, 45% of new HIV infections last year occurred among people aged between 15 and 24, according to the United Nations.
Youth organisations are now turning to cellphones and the internet to use social networking groups to spread the word about HIV and educate people about how best to protect themselves from infection.