FeatureDigital Gaming for HIV Prevention With Young AdolescentsEnah, Comfort PhD, RN; Moneyham, Linda PhD, RN; Vance, David E. PhD; Childs, Gwendolyn PhD, RN Author Information Comfort Enah, PhD, RN, is an Assistant Professor, School of Nursing at University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama. Linda Moneyham, PhD, RN, is a Professor and the Rachel Z. Booth Endowed Chair, Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, School of Nursing at University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama. David E. Vance, PhD, is an Associate Professor and Associate Director for the Center for Nursing Research, School of Nursing at University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama. Gwendolyn Childs, PhD, RN, is an Assistant Professor, School of Nursing at University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama, USA. Journal of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care: January 2013 - Volume 24 - Issue 1 - p 71-80 doi: 10.1016/j.jana.2012.03.005 Buy Metrics Abstract The search for intervention strategies appropriate for young adolescents has recently led to the use of digital games. Digital gaming interventions are promising because they may be developmentally appropriate for adolescent populations. The gaming approach also capitalizes on an inherent interest to adolescents and circumvents traditional barriers to access to prevention interventions faced in some geographical areas. Notwithstanding, research on gaming in HIV prevention is quite limited. In this review article, we examine the need for contextually relevant HIV prevention interventions among young adolescents. From this, we provide a theoretical framework for exploring contextually relevant HIV risk factors and a foundation for gathering and using input from the target population to adapt an existing game or to create a developmentally appropriate and contextually relevant HIV prevention game. © 2013Elsevier, Inc.