CDC Turning to Comic Books to Fight HIV

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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.

As a whole comics are being used more and more in healthcare education and care.