CDC Turning to Comic Books to Fight HIV
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has awarded a contract to Terminus Media to create a digital motion comic to raise awareness about HIV in people ages 15 to 24. According to the Politico the CDC wrote in their bid announcement:
There are few health education communication interventions designed specifically for this group. Technological advances in computerized graphics have provided new ways of presenting comics and their applications for HIV/STI prevention.
This will be the first time motion comics have been used in an HIV education program. The CDC contract requires delivery of a 66-page hard copy comic that will be translated into three, seven-minute motion comics with original characters.