Treatment app for HIV to guide care

Durban – A first-of-its-kind HIV treatment guideline app has been launched.

The app, which has been made available by medical scheme Metropolitan Health, with The Open Medical Project of South Africa (Tompsa), is aimed at health care workers.

The HIV Clinical Guide reflects the latest developments in HIV medicine and care. The mobile app was designed for the use of health care professionals to accurately prescribe treatment for HIV-positive patients based on the patients’ individual condition.

Siraaj Adams, executive manager of the HIV YourLife programme at Metropolitan Health, said that because of the large numbers of HIV patients in developing countries, doctors and care workers had demanding workloads. “Clinical decision and support tools are extremely valuable.”

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