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Usability evaluation of Personal Digital Assistants (PDAs) to support HIV treatment adherence and safer sex behavior in Peru.

Publication Date: 
Nov 12, 2008

Colecta-PALM is a Web-based application delivered on PDAs that provides behavioral messaging based on risk assessment responses for HIV patients. Usability testing was undertaken with 15 people living with HIV.AIDS (PWLHA) in two clinics in Lima.

Putting prevention in their pockets: developing mobile phone-based HIV interventions for black men who have sex with men.

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Publication Date: 
Apr 09, 2013

Young black men who have sex with men (MSM) bear a disproportionate burden of HIV. Rapid expansion of mobile technologies, including smartphone applications (apps), provides a unique opportunity for outreach and tailored health messaging.

Personal digital assistants for HIV treatment adherence, safer sex behavior support, and provider training in resource-constrained settings.

Publication Date: 
Aug 12, 2008

We developed a Web-based application delivered on PDAs (Colecta-PALM in Peru, Pambazuko-PALM in Kenya), to collect data from HIV patients and to facilitate HIV provider training. Colecta-PALM provides tailored feedback (behavioral messaging) based on risk assessment responses for HIV patients.

Mobile phone applications for the care and prevention of HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases: a review.

Publication Date: 
Jan 07, 2013

BACKGROUND: Mobile phone applications (apps) provide a new platform for delivering tailored human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and sexually transmitted disease (STD) prevention and care.

Text messaging for HIV prevention with young Black men: formative research and campaign development.

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Apr 18, 2011

This article describes the formative research and campaign development for a pilot study to test the feasibility of using cell phone text messaging to promote HIV prevention for young African-American men.

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