To increase personal risk perception for male clients by addressing myths and misconceptions regarding the modes of HIV transmission (very basic things), especially related to sexual behaviors.
A set of 26 small cards (~ 5x7cm). One side has a sentence describes one behavior, other side has a picture illustrating that behavior.
A large board (~ 25x50cm), divided into 3 columns, the first column namely No Risk Behaviors, the second is Dependent Risk Behaviors, and the third is At Risk Behaviors. Clients can put the cards in the proper column they think.
With how many people can this activity be conducted:
The game can be conducted for both small or large groups (> 3 people; < 12 people)
When and where can the game be used?
IPCs can use this tool when they reach groups of male clients in EE settings (beer halls, restaurants…) YM: We should also use this tool with mobile populations, especially since HIV knowledge levels among them are likely to be lower.
For a large group of clients, IPCs should divide that group into 2 teams to compete each other, may create more fun.
Procedure for conducting this game:
IPCs invites clients participating in the game and give them short introduction of game’s rules
IPCs give out clients behavior cards
Ask clients to see the cards carefully and ask you for clarification if needed. Ask them whether the behavior on their card is high risk, no risk, or dependent risk.
Ask them to put the cards under the places where they think it fits. If it the behavior is at risk, put the card at the AT RISK column. If you think it is no risk, put it at the NO RISK column, and if you think the behavior at risk or no risk depending on whether the behavior is performed safe or unsafe, then put it at DEPENDENT RISK column.
Ask clients have a look at where the cards are. Do you think they are in the right place? Let clients answer and IPC correct any wrong answers
Move any cards that are in the wrong place (check the table below for correct order)