The AIDS 2012 conference devoted a session on Wednesday to the topic, mHealth 101: An Introduction to Mobile Technologies for HIV/AIDS Programs.” Speakers explored the “uses of mobile phones in HIV interventions, including supporting adherence to medication regimes; patient follow-up; social networking to encourage dialogue around love, sex and relationships; prevention through health messaging; referrals; data collection and analysis; and clinical decision support.” Read more about the speakers and view their PowerPoint presentations here. (http://pag.aids2012.org/session.aspx?s=80)
health professionals and non-governmental organization leaders are “already starting to see how mobile health innovations can lead to new breakthroughs in the fight against HIV/AIDS.
The potential of social media and mobile technologies to re-energize the AIDS movement is clear. We need nothing less than an HIV prevention revolution, with social media and mobile technology at its core.”
See on aids2012.ucsf.edu