Information on "Exploiting the Potential of New Technologies for Online HIV/AIDS Outreach and Prevention for MSM: Engaging in Community-Based Behavioural Research to Produce Animations for Screen-Based Prevention on Social Networks, Mobile Phones and Mp3 Players" (Monday July 19 2010, from 14:30-18:00, in Mini Room 9) - includes a focus on animation and social networking to reach out to men that have sex with men (MSM). Requesting your response and ideas...

Facilitated by Nada Chaiyajit from Thailand, this workshop will start from a study of Mplus, a community-based organisation formed to improve the sexual health of men that have sex with men (MSM), which produced animations for their HIV/AIDS outreach and prevention programmes. Through a case study of Mplus Thailand, participants attending the workshop will learn how to: design research that uncovers the patterns and contexts of MSM's sexual practices within their local context; draw on collected research to co-author context-specific narratives; produce animations (3-5 minutes) with MSM that teach the risks associated with various sexual activities and the consequences of unsafe sex for themselves and their partners/spouses through storyboarding and visual context-specific rendering techniques; and plan an intervention using animations on social networks and/or mobile phones/MP3 players.

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