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Science Teacher Eric Cleveland is Contributing Researcher of AIDS and Behavior Article

Upper school science teacher Eric Cleveland is a contributing researcher of a recent AIDS and Behavior publication. The article The Use of a Brief, Active Visualisation Intervention to Improve Adherence to Antiretroviral Therapy in Non-adherent Patients in South Africa proposes a new method for incentivizing AIDS medicine consumption in South Africa.

Eric designed the "active visualization" structure that the research is based around. He created a novel structure of the AIDS virus that is impacted by pH. If an acid is added, the liquid turns red and if a base is added, it returns to clear, thus creating a visual representation of the virus’ impact on the body. The initial design was modified by researchers and tested in South Africa on 111 patients with positive results.


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