New Video Resources Available from MTV and the Kaiser Family Foundation

The Kaiser Family Foundation and MTV are partners on think: Sexual Health, a campaign to inform young people about HIV/AIDS, other STDs and related issues. The partnership includes targeted public service announcements (PSAs), long-form documentary and entertainment programming, news segments, and free resources, including the It’s Your (Sex) Life guide developed especially for the campaign, and comprehensive website.

As part of our series of MTV News segments, we have a two-part program that shadows MTV News Correspondent Gideon Yago visiting a health center to be tested for STDs and HIV. The program addresses some of the barriers that many young people face around testing, including fear, lack of information, cost and confidentiality. It also profiles Gideon going back to pick up his results and talking with his health care provider.

The show may be useful in outreach efforts with youth, in waiting rooms or as part of a broader curriculum around these issues. It can be used with the campaign’s updated It’s Your (Sex) Life guide, which provides information on decision making, communication, HIV and other STDs (including prevention and testing). The show is available for free in VHS format, and free copies of the It’s Your (Sex) Life guide are also available.

MTV News Correspondent Gideon Yago Gets Tested (56K) (256K)


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