"I happened to work in the health service who deals with HIV / AIDS in Papua. We wanted to do a blood test to take a sample of how many young people are infected by the HIV virus. But they always turn the opportunity down," Nelson said. "Then we tried it with football. AT first, the youngsters were scared and still didn't want to get tested. But in the end, they could accept it and we were able to give them knowledge about the dangers of HIV," he added.
As a result, people can now access the HIV/AIDS campaign properly. People who at first weren't interested, eventually came to Nelson to receive an explanation about the HIV virus.
It's exciting -and creative as well- how Nelson uses football as a media tool to give information about HIV/AIDS. Everybody has their own way to share information. How about you? You can simply share the information about HIV/AIDS through our website, Twitter and Facebook page!