Current HIV/AIDS Reports

, Volume 12, Issue 4, pp 437–440 | Cite as

Opportunities and Challenges of Digital Technology for HIV Treatment and Prevention

  • Jane M. Simoni
  • Bryan A. Kutner
  • Keith J. Horvath
HIV and Technology (J Simoni and K Horvath, Section Editors)
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  1. Topical Collection on HIV and Technology


Novel eHealth interventions are creating exciting opportunities for health promotion along the continuum of HIV care and prevention. Reviews of recent work indicate the use of multiple platforms (e.g., smartphones, social media), with trends toward individualized approaches and real-time assessments. However, the field needs more rigorous investigations to provide evidence of long-term impact on clinical indicators and should expand its targets beyond men who have sex with men and medication adherence. Challenges to the field include working within restricted funding timelines and disseminating eHealth interventions to those most in need.


HIV/AIDS Prevention Treatment mHealth Digital technology 


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Conflict of Interest

Drs. Simoni, Kutner, and Horvath declare that they have no conflict of interest.

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This article does not contain any studies with human or animal subjects performed by any of the authors.


Papers of particular interest, published recently, have been highlighted as: • Of importance •• Of major importance

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jane M. Simoni
    • 1
  • Bryan A. Kutner
    • 1
  • Keith J. Horvath
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of PsychologyUniversity of WashingtonSeattleUSA
  2. 2.Division of Epidemiology and Community HealthUniversity of MinnesotaMinneapolisUSA

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