Serious Game Classification

Pos or Not VPI, mtvU, Kaiser Family Foundation and POZ Magazine (U.S.A.), VPI, mtvU, Kaiser Family Foundation and POZ Magazine (U.S.A.), 2008 Play it Now !

Informations Analyses Discussion





Besides play, this title features the following intents:
  • Informative message broadcasting


This title is used by the following domains:
  • Healthcare


This title targets the following audience:
Age : 17-25
General Public


The gameplay of this title is Game-based
(designed with stated goals)

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PosOrNot_Logo.jpg Pos or Not is a viral online game that confronts the stigma still surrounding HIV/AIDS more than 25 years after the first case of the disease was reported.

People from across the country – some of whom are living with HIV, some who are not – put their personal lives forward to challenge the stereotypes about who is affected by this disease. Based only on their photographs and personal information, players are asked if the individual is “Pos or Not.”

By showing that you can’t tell people’s HIV-status by the way they look or by their gender, age and interests, the game confronts stereotypes about who is affected by HIV/AIDS – while providing information about how to prevent the spread of the disease.

Ultimately, Pos or Not aims to break down the barriers that prevent people from using protection, getting tested and talking openly about HIV. At the same time, the game helps reduce the stigma so many people already living with HIV face every day.

Pos or Not harnesses the viral nature of the Web to effect a positive change on this important issue: so play the game and pass it on to your friends (

Distribution : Internet - Free
Platform(s) : Browser