XIX International AIDS Conference

TUSA27 Mobile Technologies for HIV Identification, Prevention and Treatment
  Non-Commercial Satellite
Venue: Mini Room 10
Time: 24.07.2012, 18:30 - 20:30
Chair: Dallas Swendeman, United States
Organiser: Dallas Swendeman, PhD, MPH, Center for HIV Identification, Prevention, and Treatment Services (CHIPTS), and UCLA AIDS Institute
Mobile phones are revolutionizing prevention and treatment globally. In this session, mHealth technologies will be demonstrated for HIV-related applications from CHIPTS collaborations; 1) point-of-care diagnostics using low cost, mobile phone based microscopes for CD4 counts and accurate reading of rapid test results with real-time data transfer (http://innovate.ee.ucla.edu); 2) the Mobenzi mHealth platform for research, community health worker (CHW) support and management deployed in RCTs for pre- and post-natal home visiting in South African townships (www.mobenzi.com); 3) the CommCare mobile application for CHWs and CommConnect text messaging module (www.CommCareHQ.org), deployed to support PLWHA in over 15 countries (www.Dimagi.com); 4) a real-time SMS intervention delivered by peer educators with methamphetamine using MSM (http://chipts.ucla.edu/projects/project-tech-support/); and, 5) a smartphone application for self-monitoring and self-management of medication adherence, risk behaviors, mood, and stress for PLH (www.ohmage.org). Hosted bar and light dinner reception to follow the session.

Welcome and Introductory Remarks

D. Swendeman, United States

Digital Microscopy and Diagnosis on Cellphones

A. Ozcan, United States

Mobile Technologies to Monitor and Support Community Health Workers for Improved Quality of Care

A. Friedman, South Africa
M. Tomlinson, South Africa

Open Source Products to Strengthen Community-Based Care, Coordination, and Patient Interaction

N. Lesh, United States

Self-Monitoring and Self-Management of Medication Adherence, Mental Health, and Risk Behaviors using Smart-Phones

D. Swendeman, United States

Text Messaging Reduces HIV Risk Behaviors among Methamphetamine-using Men Who Have Sex with Men

C. Reback, United States

Discussion and Closing Remarks

D. Swendeman, United States


    The organizers reserve the right to amend the programme.

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