Healthcare Providers: New App Provides Point-of-care Tools for HIV Prevention and Care
HIV Care Tools is a new, free app for healthcare providers that provides one-touch access to key HIV prevention and care information including quick guides, screening tools, and expert consultation for busy clinicians. The app was developed by the AIDS Education and Training Center (AETC) program of HRSA’s Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program as part of their work to support the Ending the HIV Epidemic in the U.S. initiative.
The expert-curated point-of-care information is intended for use by providers who serve people with, or at risk for, HIV infection, including clinicians, clinic staff and care team members, pharmacists, and health profession students, residents, and fellows.
The HIV Care Tools app is easy to use and can be accessed on or offline, which is helpful for healthcare providers who practice in settings where internet access isn’t always available. The app can be used in various clinical settings, including emergency rooms, primary care, and STD clinics. Features available in the HIV Care Tools app include:
- Expert-curated content
- No WIFI required after installation
- Evidence-based quick guides
- Screening tools
- Clinical calculators
In addition, the app features one-touch access to free phone-based clinician warmlines to support HIV care and prevention, substance use evaluation and management, hepatitis C, and COVID-19 through the AETC National Clinician Consultation CenterExit Disclaimer. Healthcare providers can also connect with AETC program sites for free technical assistance and staff training.
The HIV Care Tools app was supported by Ending the HIV Epidemic initiative funds and includes resources to support all four pillars of the initiative. It is available for iPhone and Android-based devices and can be downloaded from the Apple App StoreExit Disclaimer and Google Play StoreExit Disclaimer.