The Art of Resilience: Photo-Stories of Inspiration and Strength Among People with HIV/AIDS

Research by Michelle Teti, DrPH; Allison Kabel, PhD; and Diane Binson, PhD


More on how photovoice is being used with young people in Ethiopia, Uganda, Ghana, Bangladesh, Pakistan, and Indonesia at

AIDS Communication Through Billboards and Murals in Tanzania


One of the incontrovertible marks for Tanzania’s open door policy is the huge billboards along
major roads and highways; and murals (or graffiti) on fences or walls of large buildings. This is
relatively a new way of communication in a country that once pursued Ujamaa policies.
Promoters of public health and particularly HIV/AIDS awareness campaign have turned to use
billboards as one of the ways to communicate responsiveness messages to different communities.
Artists similarly, have created a space for their murals to share their messages about the AIDS

Dramatic Plays as a Tool to Educate Young African American Females About HIV/AIDS


Rates of HIV/AIDS transmission have increased substantially, particularly among young
African American women. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
(CDC) HIV/AIDS is the number one killer for African American women aged 25 to 34.
Given that many of these young women are contracting the disease in their late teens and
early twenties, there is a need to develop interventions that directly address the needs of this
group. The current study sought to assess the effectiveness of theater in increasing

Importance of Social Media in Engaging Young People on Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) Prevention

Abah, R. C., Aderibigbe, T., & Olubunmi, A. (2014). Importance of social media in engaging young people on Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) prevention. Journal of AIDS and HIV Research, 6(8), 152–159.


TAPESTRIES OF HOPE: Film, youths and HIV/AIDS in Zimbabwe and South Africa

In Commonwealth Youth and Development, Vol. 12, Issue 1 (2014)


MTV Shuga Peer Educators' Training Guide

This peer training guide includes discussion questions and activities related to Series 3 of the television drama MTV Shuga.


Sexual Jeopardy Game

Here is a jeopardy game created by YAHAnet member Teen Talk!

The attached document includes questions and answers in different categories and at different levels of difficulty. The game pieces at the end of the document can be cut out.


HIV Facts Jeopardy Game

This Jeopardy game was put together by Peace Corps Burkina Faso in 2011.


Using concept mapping to explore why patients become lost to follow up from an antiretroviral therapy program in the Zomba District of Malawi

Rachlis, B., Ahmad, F., Van Lettow, M., Muula, A. S., Semba, M., & Cole, D. C. (2013). Using concept mapping to explore why patients become lost to follow up from an antiretroviral therapy program in the Zomba District of Malawi. BMC Health Services Research, 13: 210. doi:10.1186/1472-6963-13-210

"Concept Mapping (CM) is a participatory mixed-methods approach that enables diverse groups of stake-holders to share their ideas, representing them in various quantitatively derived visual concept maps." (p. 2)


Research Snapshot: Using the Internet to Help HIV Positive Youth

This document highlights the findings of a study by Sarah Flicker at York University in Canada. Click to see the full two pages.

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WhizzKids HIV & AIDS comic book

WhizzKids United and Cardiff University's School of English, Communication and Philosophy partnered to hold a youth development workshop for 29 young people at WKU Health Academy in South Africa.

The comic strips created at the workshop were turned into the following resource!

Using Social Media for Collective Efficacy (Intersexions TV series case study)

Check out this 2011 PowerPoint presentation of the "first study to analyze the use of social media to advance HIV/AIDS awareness in South Africa"!

Intersexions is an award-winning South African TV drama series looking at sex, relationships, and HIV. You may want to explore here before downloading the presentation below.

Contextual Factors Associated with Sexual Behavior Among Brazilian Adolescents

Maryane Oliveira-Campos, BPT, MHS; Luana Giatti, MD, PhD; Deborah Malta, MD, PhD; and Sandhi M. Barreto, MD, PhD — Annals of Epidemiology, April 2013/in press



Understanding the Digital Age and Its Impact on Promoting HIV Prevention and Education

Emelina Minero wrote this paper in 2013 for her human sexuality class. She was asked to compare a popular article’s take on research relating to human sexuality and the actual research.

Read her full paper!

Connect with Emelina on Twitter at @CommKr8veWriter

The Super Sleuths activity book to learn about HIV/AIDS

Alternate link to PDF

This booklet is designed to provide children in Grades 4 and 5 with basic information about HIV and AIDS in an entertaining format. The booklet begins with a story, The Super Sleuths, which contains all the information children will need to complete the activities that follow. Instructors, parents, and caregivers are encouraged to read and review the story with children. Students can then do the activities on their own or with help.

Xplore Health Discussion Game for Youth HIV/AIDS Education

"This discussion game gives young people the opportunity to investigate issues around how to prevent HIV, access to treatment and how to avoid stigma and discrimination of infected people. The game asks youngsters to consider a number of statements and situations concerning the social and ethical issues surrounding HIV and AIDS.

HACEY's Health Initiative: 5-Year Activity Report

"HACEY’s Health Initiative, also known as HACEY, is a Nigerian non-governmental organization founded in 2007 committed to empowering and supporting children, women and young people on health and environmental issues as it relates to them, and providing human capacity development to achieve a healthy and sustainable society."

HIV/AIDS is one of the core programming areas of HACEY's work.

Needs of South African adolescents orphaned by AIDS: Evidence from photography and photo-elicitation

G. Thupayagale-Tshweneagae and Z. Mokomane
International Nursing Review, 2012

Available evidence shows that over half of all orphans under the age of 18 years are adolescents aged between 12 and 17 years. Despite this, the needs of adolescents orphaned by AIDS are seldom recognized or adequately addressed in policy and programmes. Instead, the focus tends to be on the needs of orphans and vulnerable children. However, there are several factors that render adolescent-specific programmes important.

Fallen Guardian Angels: The Official HIV/AIDS World AIDS Day Theatre Script

Paperback: 148 pages
Publisher: Sergius and Bacchus Publishing (June 28, 2011)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 061550244X
ISBN-13: 978-0615502441

“At Home, I’m Clark Kent. At Camp, I’m Superman”: Outcomes and Processes of a Camp for Youth with HIV/AIDS (2009 dissertation)

Alternate link to PDF

PhD dissertation by Ann Gillard, B.S., Indiana University; M.S., San Francisco State University
Submitted to the Office of Graduate Studies of Texas A&M University


Connecting Youth with Youth: A Guide to Youth and HIV/AIDS-related Programs and Projects across Canada

Alternate link to the PDF

This guide prepared by the Canadian AIDS Society in 2004 is all about connecting youth, youth workers, and community-based organizations serving youth with each other to ensure that youth have the information and supports they need in their own communities on HIV/AIDS and related issues.

Move together now: Community and youth mobilisation for HIV prevention among young people in Uganda


Alternate link to the PDF

This guide aims to equip users with the knowledge, attitudes and skills to build the capacity of communities and young people to work together to address the sexual and reproductive health (SRH), including HIV, needs of young people. The guide will help you to work in participatory ways with young people, and the adults who influence their lives, at all stages of the community mobilization process to:

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