5 Ways Technology is Fighting HIV and Preventing AIDS

In honor of World AIDS Day 2014, we celebrate several TechChange alumni who are heroes in the front lines of fighting HIV and AIDS across the world. From their communities in San Francisco, Vietnam, Malawi, South Africa, and Zambia, these extraordinary individuals are using mHealth technology, online training for HIV preventing, and more to save lives with HIV awareness campaigns through online trainings and SMS campaigns, Android mobile apps for accurately prescribing antiretroviral medication, and more. Check out the top five ways TechChange alumni are using technology to fight HIV.

1. Encouraging HIV testing and care in Vietnam with mHealth gamification programs
Caroline Francis and her team across FHI 360 Vietnam have launched mHealth pilot programs to encourage HIV testing and care maintenance through gamification with mobile phones. In their programs in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City, mHealth is a key strategy for FHI 360 “to incentivize health-seeking actions, increase the timeliness of data collection, improve patient communications, and document system-client interactions. MHealth can also facilitate workforce development through task shifting, performance support, and human resources management.”

Check out this video on their “Fansipan Challenge” mHealth pilot program here.

2. Promoting HIV support group and health management classes with SMS reminders
In her blog post on “mHealth: Healthcare Reaching Remote Places with Mobile Phones and SMS”, Reverend Neelley Hicks describes the success of a community health worker’s use of SMS messages to remind HIV+ members of a community in Malawi to attend support group and HIV health management classes. The significance of reaching these program beneficiaries was not small, as “community health workers often must walk miles to find someone only to learn they are away. But the mobile phones stay with the person – making them much easier to reach.”

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Mercy (pictured with Maeghan Ray Orton from Medic Mobile) at UMCom workshop in Malawi

3. Scaling HIV Prevention in California via eLearning
A&PI (Asian and Pacific Islander) Wellness Center, a San Francisco-based organization with that started to fight the HIV/AIDS crisis in A&PI communities beginning in the late 1980s, collaborated with Project Inform and TechChange to develop the California Statewide Training and Education Program (CSTEP), a curriculum that sets the standard in HIV treatment and technically and culturally competent training for clinical and non-clinical providers working in the HIV field. The A&PI Wellness Center works to address the health needs of marginalized and vulnerable groups, regardless of race, ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, or immigration status.

To register for these free online courses on HIV prevention training, please click here.

4. Correctly prescribing HIV antiretrovirals (AVR) drugs with an Android smartphone mobile app in South Africa

To help clinicians to correctly prescribe antiretrovirals, Dr. Musaed Abrahams, an alumnus of our mHealth – Mobile Phones for Public Health online course, has launched a mobile app for managing antriretroviral treatment (ARV) medication in South Africa.

The Aviro HIV mobile app acts as a virtual mentor for clinicians to easily consult for proper ARV (Anti-retroviral) initiation and treatment during the patient consult. Designed for Android and based on the current South African guidelines, it provides real-time, immediate feedback and guidance for the clinician, so that excellent and reliable care can be delivered to every patient. Following a care checklist, it gives clinical prompts aiming to educate and raise the standard of patient care.

Download the Aviro Android app on the Google Play store here.

5. Advocating for reproductive health education in Zambia with SMS
After taking several online courses with TechChange, Priscilla Chomba-Kinywa created a SMS solution called U-Report to promote sex education to prevent HIV in Zambia among youth. She incorporated the feedback from Zambian youth in the process of building out this campaign and program. The first year of the program’s pilot in 2 provinces had 50,000 young people voluntarily sign up and engage the 24/7 trained counselors by asking them questions on HIV, sexually transmitted infections, and other reproductive health issues.

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Want to learn how you can use technology to address challenges such as HIV and other global challenges? Enroll in one of our online courses here and get $50 off any course with the coupon code, ENDAIDS2014, before December 5, 2014.

 


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  • maxwell jaspi trut

    All thanks to Dr owona, I am here to share a good testimony of my self on how i came in contact with a real herbalist who helped me. i appreciate everyone for taken their precious time to read my testimony, 5 months ago i was diagnosed of HIV, this means that 5 months ago i was HIV positive when i told one of my good friend about this, she sympathized with me and then she said that she was going to help me out, she told me that we should do some research on the internet, we came across Dr owona and my friend said that she has come across a lot about him and said that he is a real herbalist remedy to all illness, i was really surprised on this and confused as well, I was so speechless and quickly i contact him through his mail to help me and he prepared some herbs for me and send it across to me and he told me the way i was going to be taken the medicine which i did, and in the next 2 weeks i went to the hospital and they said that i am now HIV negative, i am very happy about this,contact him if you have same problem he can help you out EMAIL. drowonaspelltemple@gmail.com OR WHATSAPP him through this number +2348115204568 OR you can go through his FACEBOOK PAGE https://web.facebook.com/search/top/?q=dr.owona%20spell%20temple&em=1 when i contacted Dr Owona again to tell him the good result , i asked him how he was able to help me, and he said that he was gifted with it that he can cure illness like. Below are some of the illness i know he cure: 1 Cancer 2 Hiv 3 Low sperm count 4 Barrenness 5 kidney 6 Herpes 7 Genital Wart 8 Rare disease 9 Hepatitis 10 Syphilis 11 Diabetes…

  • maxwell jaspi trut

    All thanks to Dr owona, I am here to share a good testimony of my self on how i came in contact with a real herbalist who helped me. i appreciate everyone for taken their precious time to read my testimony, 5 months ago i was diagnosed of HIV, this means that 5 months ago i was HIV positive when i told one of my good friend about this, she sympathized with me and then she said that she was going to help me out, she told me that we should do some research on the internet, we came across Dr owona and my friend said that she has come across a lot about him and said that he is a real herbalist remedy to all illness, i was really surprised on this and confused as well, I was so speechless and quickly i contact him through his mail to help me and he prepared some herbs for me and send it across to me and he told me the way i was going to be taken the medicine which i did, and in the next 2 weeks i went to the hospital and they said that i am now HIV negative, i am very happy about this,contact him if you have same problem he can help you out EMAIL. drowonaspelltemple@gmail.com OR WHATSAPP him through this number +2348115204568 OR you can go through his FACEBOOK PAGE https://web.facebook.com/search/top/?q=dr.owona%20spell%20temple&em=1 when i contacted Dr Owona again to tell him the good result , i asked him how he was able to help me, and he said that he was gifted with it that he can cure illness like. Below are some of the illness i know he cure: 1 Cancer 2 Hiv 3 Low sperm count 4 Barrenness 5 kidney 6 Herpes 7 Genital Wart 8 Rare disease 9 Hepatitis 10 Syphilis 11 Diabetes

  • Helen Robert

    Greetings to the general public, i want to inform the public how i was cured of HERPES Simplex Virus by a Doctor called EHIGIE. i visited different hospital but they gave me list of drugs like Famvir, Zovirax, and Valtrex which is very expensive to treat the symptoms and never cured me. I was browsing through the Internet searching for remedy on HERPES and i saw comment of people talking about how Doctor EHIGIE cured them. I Was scared because i never believed in the Internet but i was convince to give him a try because i was having no hope of been cured of HERPES so i decided to contact him on his email that was listed on the comment (dr.ehigiehomeofsolution@gmail.com ) i searched his email on net and i saw a lot of people testifying about his goodness. when i contacted him he gave me hope and send a Herbal medicine to me that i took and it seriously worked for me, am a free person now without problem, my HERPES result came out negative. I pray for you Dr EHIGIE God will give you everlasting life, you shall not die before your time for being a sincere and great man. Am so happy, you can also contact him if you have any problem Email: dr.ehigiehomeofsolution@gmail.com or contact his number via +2348163023000 or you can as well add him on whatsapp on +2348163023000

  • alex omon

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  • bulgin troy

    BEWARE OF SCAMMERS THEY ARE EVERY WERE, Hello everybody in this forum My Name is Monica Morgan, am from USA, i am here to testify about a great herbal spell caster called Dr. gull mebolor who helped me cure my HIV VIRUS and that of my friend who was an Hiv positive I was infected with Hiv VIRUS in 2015, i went to so many hospitals for cure but there was no solution, so I was thinking how can I get a solution so that my body can be okay. So One day I went online on the internet to know more clue about the Hiv Virus i came across a review of a lady saying that she got her Hiv Virus cured by A great herbal spell caster Called Dr. gull mebolor And she also went as far as to drop an email address and including Dr. gull mebolor telephone number and advise anyone to contact Dr. gull mebolor for any kind of help. So i gave a try by contacting him through his email and explain my problem to him. He told me all the things I need to do and also give me instructions to take and also told me that he will send me herbal medicin that i will take , which I followed properly. Before I knew what is happening after two weeks i receive the items send to me by Dr gull mebolor and also wrote a letter on how i will use the items that was send to me which i followed properly one week after i have started using the items the HIV VIRUS that was in my body got vanished and right now i am very happy also with my friend who also contact Dr gull mebolor on 24 of Novemeber 2015 gut cured of his Hiv sickness. i am here to let you in this forum (page) if you are also heart broken by any deadly diseases like HERPES, HIV, shingles, low sperm count, HPV, Cancer, Hepatitis B, ALS etc this great man is extremely the best in which I have seen and applauds and if you also need a help in curing any kind of disease, you can also email him via::greatcure34@gmail.com.com or contact him directly through his mobile number+2349066143099. do this and thank me later thanks Dr gull mebolor for this kinds of help you have done for me, my friend.

  • David Gorge

    Good News My People ..I Want To Appreciate Dr EKADOLA Herbal Medicine Is A Good Herbal Medicine For( HIV ) I Was Diagnosed With Hiv Virus Last Month,And i Looked For Solution To Be Cure Luckily I Saw A Testimonies On How Dr EKADOLA Cure Hiv Virus I Decided To Contact Dr EKADOLA I Contacted Him He Prepared A Herbal Medicine Portion And Sent It To Me,I Started The Herbal Medicine For My Health.He Gave Me Step By Step Instructions On How To Apply It, When I Applied It As Instructed, I Was Cured Of This Deadly HIV Virus Within 1week, I Am Now Hiv Negative.My Brother And Sister I know That There Are So Many People That Have There Same HIV Virus Please Dr EKADOLATo Help you too,And Help Me To Thank Dr EKADOLA For Cure Me, I’m Cured By Dr.EKIADOLA Herbal Medicine,His Contact Email:ekiadolaherbalhome@gmail.com

    Or Cell Whatsapp Number +2349057915075

  • blessing kelvin

    I am here again to say a big thanks to Dr.Ebose for making me a complete woman again, i was infected with herpes for 5 years i have been seriously praying to God and searching for

    cure. I came here last month to search for solution to my

    problem and i saw a comment of people talking about

    different doctors and God directed me to choose Dr.Ebose

    and i contacted Him, he sent me a medicine and directed

    me on how i will take the medicine for 7 days, i did so and

    went for a test and my result came out as Negative. i am so

    happy, i shared tears of happiness and i have taken it upon

    my self to always testify about how God used Dr.Ebose to solve my problem. I am a clean woman now without any virus.

    if you are infected with any disease like HIV, AIDS, CANCER

    HERPES or any other disease you can also be happy like me

    by contacting Dr.Ebose through his Email: ebosespelltemple@gmail.com or WHATSAPP: +2348160157518

  • herbss

    My name Prue from USA i was infected with HIV/AIDS Eight months ago i read about Dr Barasa of barasatemple@gmail.com
    and decided to contact him for his herb after i keep spending on my
    antiviral drugs but to no avail he did send me his herbs after i made
    the payment as agreed for both the herbs and the delivery to my country
    so i took the herbs just as instructed and later went for checkup to my
    greatest surprise no trace of the virus was found no more in my blood it
    sound too good to be true just as i felt when i read the preview i saw
    but it is true Dr Barasa herbs cured me of my HIV VIRUS contact him you
    might also be lucky barasatemple@gmail.com

  • Larry homans

    I am from U.K, I was diagnosed of HIV VIRUS in 2015 and I have tried all I can to get cured but all to no avail, my life was gradually coming to an end, until i saw a post in a health forum about a prof from Africa who prepares a cure to cure HIV/ and all kind of diseases including ALS, MND, Epilepsy, Leukemia, Asthma, Cancer, Gonorrhea etc, at first i doubted if it was real but decided to give it a try, when i contact this prof via his email: profmaduikeezeibe17@gmail.com , he prepared a HIV herbal portion and sent it to me via courier service, when i received this herbal portion, he gave me step by step instructions on how to apply it, when i applied it as instructed, i was cured of this deadly virus within two weeks, I could not walk or talk understandably before but after i took the cure as he instructed i regained strength in my bones and i could talk properly unlike before, I am now free from the deadly virus, all thanks to prof maduike ezeibe. Contact this great prof via his email. profmaduikeezeibe17@gmail.com

  • Herry Michael

    Hello everyone my name is Edmond Louis scott from USA, I’m here to testify to the general public on how my HIV/AID was cure by Dr Ekiadola, Thanks goes to Dr. Ekiadola who finally save my life with his herbal medication at no cost, May God continue to support you for the good work you are doing, i decided to share This Testimony to the general public for those that need his help. if you are out their suffering in pains looking for solution for any spiritual problem or Effection of any kinds.Contact him Via this Email : ekiadolaherbalhome@gmail.com, He is out there to help you out and put a smile on your face again. also he can cure any kinds of deadly disease, Herpes, Stroke, Herbs and Cancer. Truly 100% sure treatment for just 7days as instructed on how to use his herbal medication all the pains are gone also contact him on Whatsapp +2349057915075

  • Jeff Kingsley

    Hello everyone, My name is Jennifer Lora from the USA/Florida I am here to give my testimony about a herbalist doctor who helped me in my life.I was infected with HIV VIRUS in 2015, i went to many hospitals for cure but there was no solution,i keep on spending money just to make sure i am okay but to know all was nothing so I was thinking how can I get a solution out so that my body can be okay. One day I was in the river side thinking where I can go to get solution. so a lady walked to me telling me why am I so sad and i open up all to her telling her my problem,she told me that she can help me out, she introduce me to a doctor who uses herbal medication to cure HIV VIRUS and gave me his email, so i Email him. He told me all the things I need to do that it going to prepare some medication to me and also give me instructions to take it, which I followed properly. Before I knew what was happening, after A Month, the HIV VIRUS that was in my body DISAPPEARED.:i thank you so much DR JOHN Email him today for your cure on (drjohnhivcurehome@gmail.com) OR whats-app +2347064365391

  • Mercy Lisa

    HIV is a serious and recurring disease which can’t be cured through drugs or injections by the American doctors but the best way to deal with HIV is by taking natural herbs medicine for it and is only few American doctors that know about this herbal medicine from Doctor Benson. I have read about Dr Benson the great herbal doctor from African who can cure HIV with his powerful herbal medicine. for the people suffering from the following diseases HIV, Herpes, Cancer, ALS, Hepatitis, Diabetes, HPV, Infections ETC should contact him for his herbal medicine because i am a living testimony and i was cured of HIV. Although, i sent him what he requested and he sent me his medicine which i took for three weeks and today when i went for test i was tested HIV negative. you can reach him through his email on(drbensonsolutioncure52@gmail.com)And you can also whats-app/call him through his number(+2348141972381)

  • clara robert

    Who would have ever believe that herbs can cure four years HERPES in my body, i never believe that this will work i have spend a lot when getting drugs from the hospital to keep me healthy, what i was waiting for is death because i never believed that i will ever get cured,but this faithful day y friend who was also HERPES positive to the Dr, afteri came across a testimony on the internet of a lady on a forum who said she live in Florida testifying about a man called Dr Oniha who cured her from HERPES SIMPLEX VIRUS, i decided to email him, unknowingly to me that this will be the end of the HERPES in my body, he prepare the herb for me, and give me instruction on how to take it and after that, he told me to go to the hospital for a check up, and i did exactly what he instructed, surprisingly after the test the doctor confirm me negative, i thought it was a joke, i went to other hospital to do another test and it was also negative, then i took m the treatment she was also confirm negative . He also have the herb to cure cancer please i want every one with this virus to be free, that is why am dropping his email address, onihaspelltemple@gmail.com and his contact number +1(669)221-3962. thank you once again Dr Oniha for saving my life, and I promise I will always testify for your good work .
    EMAIL: onihaspelltemple@gmail,com or onihaspelltemple@hotmail.com
    website: http://onihaspells.website2.me
    MOBILE NUMBER: +1(669)221-3962

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  • Marvins Joice

    I am here to share this article in respect of Dr ekiadola. After suffering from HIV for 12years. I order for herbal cure after reading about Dr ekiadola and his herbal exploit in curing HIV. I contacted the email on ekiadolaherbalhome@gmail.com and he assured me I will be cured in maximum of 1 week as long as I use the herbal medicine as instructed. I decided to get the herbal medicine because I wanted to give alternative medicine a try. To my greatest surprise, I started seeing positive results in less than three days and by the 7th day I got completely cured of my HIV without any side effect. I advise all those suffering from HIV/AIDS to opt for herbal cure by contacting ekiadolaherbalhome@gmail.com whatsapp or call him on +2349060461437 this works perfectly without side effect but most people still do not believe in natural medicine. Order for herbal cure it’s far more potent without side effect.