World AIDS Day 2020, Ending the HIV/AIDS Epidemic: Resilience and Impact
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Two members of the HIV.gov team went to Texting4Health to learn from, and talk with, some of the country's leading experts in health, behavior change, and mobile technology, who are using texting in health. The conference brought together researchers, public health professionals, nonprofits, government, foundations, businesses, and more.
Bottom line: The HIV.gov team learned A LOT! Below are four take-away messages we'll share with our colleagues. The key message we heard from the presentations, workshops, and one-on-one meetings was that HIV/AIDS programs can reap significant and cost-effective benefits from integrating text messaging into their work.
There are lots of ways you can use texting in the fight against HIV. You can send appointment reminders, provide support for medication adherence, help people locate testing locations, and link them to support networks. We encourage you to explore (and share with us!) how you might integrate texting into your work in the fight against HIV/AIDS.
If you are already using texting in your HIV prevention, testing, treatment, or research programs, please let us know. We can all learn from each others' experiences.
In closing, we want to thank the conference's organizer, B.J. Fogg, for setting up such a fantastic lineup of speakers, a very well-organized program, and many great opportunities to network.
Stay tuned for next week's discussion of social networks!