CDC to raise HIV awareness through comic books

    The Centers for Disease Control has been working on creating a comic book to serve as a new tool for its HIV awareness campaign, according to Politico. The company has partnered with Atlanta-based comic book publisher, Terminus Media, to raise awareness in a different fashion.

    The plan is to be able to give people the ability to view the digital motion comic — geared toward 15- to 24-year-olds — on any device, including smartphones, tablets, video game consoles and laptops/desktops, connected to a broadband network. 

    If successful, the CDC will be the first to ever use motion comics as a way to create an educational HIV program.

    Under the contract, a 66-page hard copy comic will be translated into three, seven-minute motion comics with original characters.

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