Mitigating HIV health disparities: the promise of mobile health for a patient-initiated solution. | Academic Article individual record
abstract

The HIV epidemic is an ongoing public health problem fueled, in part, by undertesting for HIV. When HIV-infected people learn their status, many of them decrease risky behaviors and begin therapy to decrease viral load, both of which prevent ongoing spread of HIV in the community. Some physicians face barriers to testing their patients for HIV and would rather their patients ask them for the HIV test. A campaign prompting patients to ask their physicians about HIV testing could increase testing. A mobile health (mHealth) campaign would be a low-cost, accessible solution to activate patients to take greater control of their health, especially populations at risk for HIV. This campaign could achieve Healthy People 2020 objectives: improve patient-physician communication, improve HIV testing, and increase use of mHealth.

author list (cited authors)
Arya, M., Kumar, D., Patel, S., Street, R. L., Giordano, T. P., & Viswanath, K.
publication date
2014
keywords
  • Middle Aged
  • Female
  • Public Health Practice
  • United States
  • Adult
  • Adolescent
  • Male
  • Health Promotion
  • Healthcare Disparities
  • Cell Phone
  • HIV Infections
  • Cell Phones
  • Aged
  • Health Services Needs And Demand
  • Humans
altmetric score

4.3

citation count

22