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Volume 3, Issue 2 (autumn and winter 2017)                   JMIS 2017, 3(2): 56-66 | Back to browse issues page

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behboodi moghadam Z, farmahini farahani M, Roshandel S. Opportunities and challenges of mobile phone technology for HIV treatment and prevention. JMIS. 2017; 3 (2) :56-66
URL: http://jmis.hums.ac.ir/article-1-110-en.html
Department of Midwifery, Tehran Medical sciences Branch, Islamic Azad University, Tehran, Iran.
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Aim: mobile Health Technology is rapidly advancing and becoming a cost effective option for intervention delivery particularly for isolated and hard to reach populations, such as people living with HIV/AIDS. We conducted a literature review to evaluate mobile phone technology utilize for HIV prevention and care.
Methods: We conducted a literature review using the search Terms from the MESH such as Mobile phone technology, mobile health, AIDS and HIV on the online databases such as PubMed/Medline, Web of Science, ProQuest, Science Direct, SID, IranMedex and WHO databases from 2006 to 2016 and those available in full-text articles were selected and were used in writing this article (totaly25articles). The review was conducted according to CONSORT and STROB guideline.
Results: Mobile Health as a subset of e-health, security and confidentiality principles and the ability to produce text messages, voicemail, Internet access and GPS, can be effective in providing health information to people at risk of HIV, encourage and remind AIDS patients to continue treatment and self-care and clinical data collection in AIDS patients. By using this technology doctors and researchers can improve in collecting clinical data from AIDS patients and in their medical researchers. Obstacles and challenges in using mobile technology including : inequality in accessing the internet in all zones , especially in out of the reach zones, inability to pay the phone or internet costs for people in different  level of society . Also different cultural and social levels.
Conclusion: most actions that have been taken place due to controlling and treating people with AIDS, based on mobile phone technology  .The science and practice of mobile Health for HIV are evolving rapidly, but still in their early stages and needs more rigorous investigations to provide evidence of long-term impact on clinical indicators.

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Type of Study: Applicable | Subject: General
Received: 2017/02/8 | Accepted: 2018/03/4 | Published: 2018/03/4

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