There has been increasing use of technology in delivery of healthcare and increasing use of
cellular phone and text messaging services to help with various healthcare related issues
including but not limited to medication adherence and clinic attendance. Mobile phones
technology has been used for healthcare delivery and prevention strategies such as smoking
cessation. In the present era, cell phones have become part of daily life for most people
even among those in lower economic groups. There have also been several studies looking at
cell phone text messaging services to improve adherence to ART among HIV infected subjects
but no studies have so far been done in HIV infected young women to help retention and
adherence to care. The overall goal of this study is to evaluation of the impact of texting
intervention to improve adherence to care and treatment in HIV infected young women.
Text message intervention will improve adherence to ART in HIV infected young women.
1. HIV-infected women who have been newly diagnosed within the past 1 year or who are
just entering into care at Thomas Street Health Center.
2. Subjects must be 18 years or older.
3. Subjects must have cell phones with texting capability.
4. Ability to speak, read, or understand English or Spanish.
5. Must be willing and able to respond to text messages.
1. Women who are unable to speak, read, or understand English or Spanish