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

Towards Bettering HIV/AIDS Understandings: A Phenomenographic-Comparison of the Conceptions of HIV-Positive University Students in Finland and Nigeria

Thesis by Emmanuel Okwara for his Doctorate in Teacher of Education, Faculty of Behavioural Sciences, University of Helsinki, 2015

View or download the full thesis


The Hookup: Collaborative Evaluation of a Youth Sexual Health Program Using Text Messaging Technology


The Hookup is a collaborative project reaching young people in California with valuable sexual and reproductive health information and linkage to local resources. Due to limited access to subscriber contact information, it has been a challenge to evaluate the program.

The aims of this study were to determine the feasibility of using text messaging (short message service, SMS) as an evaluation tool for an educational text message-based program and to evaluate the program itself.

A Hopeful Participatory Engagement with Rural South African Children


Cherrington, A. M. (2015). A hopeful participatory engagement with rural South African children. Educational Research for Social Change, 4(1), 40–54.


Having hope has been described as envisioning a future in which a person would like to
participate (Jevne, 2005). What hopeful futures do rural South African children, who live in
communities with high levels of poverty, and ravaged by HIV and AIDS and crime, envision?
Following a transformative paradigm, with the idea of carving a social justice path, I

HIV-Positive Youth Empowerment in Swaziland: An Evaluation of the Social Stigma Surrounding HIV


Aggarwal, S., & Ahmad, A. (2014). HIV-positive youth empowerment in Swaziland: An evaluation of the social stigma surrounding HIV. Student Pulse, 6(06). Retrieved from


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

Addressing HIV Stigma Through Photovoice: A Qualitative Approach


The current qualitative research study invited women of color to describe their experiences with stigma. PhotoVoice, a method of documentary photography, was used to convey experiences. Ten women with HIV (N=4 African American, N=6 Hispanic/Latina) recruited from the LAC+USC Medical Center. Participants were trained in photovoice and digital camera use by a professional photojournalis and given 2–5 weeks to critically reflect on stigma and take photographs to bring reflections to life.

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.


Turning the Camera Back: A Photovoice Project With Ugandan Children Who Are Orphaned and Living With HIV

By Bonnie Fournier, Andrea Bridge, Judy Mill, Arif Alibhai, Andrea Pritchard Kennedy, and Joseph Konde-Lule

In SAGE Open, Vol. 4, No. 2 (April–June 2014) doi:10.1177/2158244014530997


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!

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