News : 2015 : April

Mobile Gaming App Raises Money for AIDS Research

Epidemia The Game is a not-for-profit initiative that aims to fund AIDS research and spread awareness of HIV/AIDS and sexually transmitted diseases through a mobile gaming application. Developed by the Fight AIDS Foundation, the game is available for download through the Apple Store and Google Play.

How the Game is Played

The player controls two main characters, Pitu and Tupi, who shoot bubbles to defeat a wave of HIV and STD viruses. Pitu and Tupi must seize pills for protection and dodge the virus debris and other harmful items that appear. The pills promote antiretroviral treatment as a way to prevent new infections. Virtual coins can be earned through social network sharing or they can be purchased. These coins can be used to buy protection or to customize Pitu and Tupi.

Money generated by the game goes to support research at Fight AIDS Foundation.

About the Organization

The Fight AIDS Foundation is a private non-profit organization founded in 1992. Based in Barcelona, Spain and lead by Dr. Bonaventura Clotet, the Foundation aims at eradicating AIDS. The Fight AIDS Foundation offers multidisciplinary and quality healthcare to people with HIV, conducts independent and competitive research in the field of HIV infection, and transfers the knowledge acquired to society. It also studies HIV and Hepatitis co-infection, human papilloma virus, the human microbiome and aging. In order to sustain its front-line research, the Foundation relentlessly seeks private and public support and regularly promotes fundraising campaigns that are aligned with its mission – such as Epidemia The Game.