To create some social awareness, this morning, mtvU launched www.PosorNot.com: a viral online game designed to fight the viral spread of HIV/AIDS.
Taking its name from HotorNot.com, PosorNot.com proves there’s no way to deduce someone’s HIV status from what they look like, the music they listen to, how they dress, or how much of a douchebag you think they are.
Users encounter 100 HIV positive and negative individuals–presented with only a photo and brief personal info–and must decide if the individual is HIV positive or negative. Popular misconceptions and stereotypes about HIV are challenged every step of the way, as players are educated about HIV prevention measures, and connected to local testing resources.
On a, um, positive note, I will now be scared shitless to hit on anybody for at least a week.