Virginia: UVA Health System Doctors Develop App for HIV
March 22, 2013
University of Virginia (UVA) Health System doctors have developed an app called Positive Links to help HIV-positive people remember to take their medicines. Geared to helping recently diagnosed patients, the app's name signifies being HIV-positive and linked to care. Rebecca Dillingham, an assistant professor of medicine at the UVA Health System, declares, "Obviously, we're not going to fix everybody's life, but we're hoping to come up with better strategies to better manage the stress both of living with HIV and also of daily survival." The app will provide access to HIV information by helping patients remember their doctor's advice, schedule doctor appointments, provide refill reminders, and give personalized daily medication reminders. The messages will be in the patient's own voice, asking them to respond when they have taken their medication and sending back a confirmation message indicating that they have taken it.
NBC29.com (Charlottesville, VA)
This article was provided by CDC National Prevention Information Network. It is a part of the publication CDC HIV/Hepatitis/STD/TB Prevention News Update.
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