UNAIDS teams up with Google and Makhulu Media to release virtual reality educational films about HIV testing

Ahead of World AIDS Day, which takes place on 1 December, UNAIDS is releasing a series of virtual reality films focused on HIV testing. Using the latest technology, the films help to demystify HIV testing. With goggles that viewers can wear for a full VR experience, the aim is to reach young people who may want to know their HIV status but are afraid or worried about taking an HIV test.

In the films, a group of talented young people re-enact several scenarios of a young woman’s journey to find out her HIV status. Going from her home to a local health clinic, the films allow viewers to explore different settings through a 360-degree experience.