#BitB: Battling HIV-AIDS Stigma with Mobile Game

by: Gwyneth Andrae Jacob

Mobile gaming app Battle in the Blood (#BitB) developers and advocates visited the University of the Philippines Los Baños last April 2-4, 2019 to present a different take on solving the epidemic that threatens the country: HIV-AIDS. The group also conducted a series of talks in partnership with different student organizations in the university to further discuss the topic.

#BitB popularizes HIV-AIDS by simulating the user as a customizable warrior, using genderfluid elements, battling HIV monsters. The player solves multiple levels of puzzles while receiving related information such as health care, treatment, and testing. Continue reading