Tomsk drug experts and programmers have developed the first Russian mobile application that promotes youth prevention of HIV infection and its protagonist — forgotten in the Tomsk university robot cleaner, told the authors of the project.
«The objective of the project — to promote HIV prevention. The robot, according to legend, was assembled Tomsk students and forgotten somewhere in the vaults. We created it, painted, galvanized,» — said one of the developers of the application Ruslan Fatihanov.
According to the scenario of the game Robot «cleans» the streets of Tomsk, destroying it, because of what a person can be infected with HIV. The application also contains a wealth of background information. In the future we plan to develop new levels.
The developers claim that this method of HIV prevention is used in Russia for the first time. To create applications require 1.2 million rubles. The game is available for users of devices based on Android, will soon be an application for gadgets Apple.
«Traditional methods do not always work. It was necessary to focus on all categories of patients. (And we have taken into account), which is aimed at young people such things … that young people are not divorced from gadgets» — told reporters the head of the regional health department Alexander Holopov.
According to the Federal Research and Methodological Center for Prevention and Control of AIDS, November 1, 2014 in Russia were registered 864.4 thousand people living with HIV. For various reasons, died 171.5 thousand people living with HIV, including 17.7 thousand for 10 months of 2014, which is 6.1% more than in the same period of 2013.