HIV Gaming Engaging and Testing Project

ETCH and researchers at Foto-Cewek joined forces with the University of Philippines and their Department of Health (DOH) to develop and pilot a digital game aimed at increasing the number of men who have sex with men (MSM) knowing their HIV status in the Philippines. The project will include an in-depth formative research phase that will determine key enablers and barriers to HIV testing and counselling (HTC) service use among MSM. HTC services within Manila, Philippines will also be mapped to identify possible areas for improvement. The data generated from this phase will be used to inform the game design and delivery method, as well as build an evidence base to assist the PDOH in future studies and interventions for HIV public health programmes and advocacy campaigns.