Categories: HIV/AIDS Awareness and Prevention in Ghana
During the summer of 2010, Co-PI Audrey Bennett worked with a small group of students from KNUST to explore their understanding of AIDS prevention as well as successful local campaigns. Their participatory design session resulted in a poster titled “Show AIDS the red card” that reflects the World Cup soccer competition that was taking place at the same time as her workshop. To read about the poster, go to: http://www.rpi.edu/research/magazine/fall10/eglash-2.html. This year, she designed preliminary prototypes of the red card (see http://baohouse.org/redcard) that includes a novel text messaging service developed by Triple Helix Fellow David Banks. Read more about the technical development of the cellphone service for HIV/AIDS prevention in Ghana via John Licato’s blog. John Licato is a computer science student hired to do the technical research and programming of the cellphone service.
During the summer of 2011, Co-PI Audrey Bennett and grad fellow, David Banks went back to KNUST in Kumasi to explore the topic of AIDS prevention specifically condom acceptance and attitudes. They looked at ways to use the cultural meanings behind Adinkra Symbols in HIV/AIDs literature.