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A smartphone app to improve engagement in HIV care
27 May 2020 - 15:00
From left to right: Kate Clouse, Sindiswa Madwayi, Megan Mrubata, Sandisiwe Noholoza and Tamsin Phillips
With more than seven million HIV-infected citizens, South Africa has one of the largest and arguably most successful antiretroviral therapy programmes in the world. Continuous involvement in this programme has the potential to increase the life expectancy of those living with HIV by more than a decade. However, sustaining engagement along the HIV care continuum has proven challenging and there is the risk that many may disengage and be lost to follow-up care.