Mobile Text Messaging to Improve Medication Adherence and Viral Load in a Vulnerable Canadian Population Living With Human Immunodeficiency Virus: A Repeated Measures Study

@inproceedings{King2017MobileTM,
  title={Mobile Text Messaging to Improve Medication Adherence and Viral Load in a Vulnerable Canadian Population Living With Human Immunodeficiency Virus: A Repeated Measures Study},
  author={Elizabeth King and Karen Kinvig and Jonathan Steif and Annie Q Qiu and Evelyn J Maan and Arianne Y K Albert and Neora Pick and Ariane Alimenti and Mary H Kestler and Deborah M Money and Richard Todd Lester and Melanie C M Murray},
  booktitle={Journal of medical Internet research},
  year={2017}
}
BACKGROUND Combination antiretroviral therapy (cART) as treatment for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection is effective and available, but poor medication adherence limits benefits, particularly in vulnerable populations. In a Kenyan randomized controlled trial, a weekly text-messaging intervention (WelTel) improved cART adherence and HIV viral load (VL). Despite growing evidence for short message service (SMS) text-message interventions in HIV care, there is a paucity of data utilizing… CONTINUE READING
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