New Haven, Conn.
– Yale University has received a $3.9 million
grant to develop a video game designed to teach young people how to avoid being
infected with HIV, GamePolitics reported.
The research grant was provided by
the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human
Development, and will be paid out over five years to fund work by Yale School
of Medicine assistant professor Dr. Lynn Fiellin.
"Retro-Warriors" game will be developed with input from adolescents
as well as experts in "positive youth development, social cognitive
therapy, artificial intelligence development and commercial game design."
The game’s efficacy will also be tested in an actual clinical trial.