URGENT CALL FOR USER TESTERS FOR NEW HIV PATIENT MOBILE APPLICATION

The Institute for Immunology and Infectious Diseases is looking for patients with HIV to test a new smart technology aimed at improving HIV care.

The application, which can be accessed using your own tablet, phone or computer, is an easy-to-use system, made up of a series of questions regarding mood, physical activity habits and quality of life.

The purpose of the application is so you can complete the questionnaire at home ahead of a scheduled visit to your doctor. The information you input will be transmitted, over a secure network, to your doctor ahead of your appointment for his/her review. 

You and your doctor will discuss the results, which will be retained in your private clinical record, they will also be analysed statistically. Should the results of the assessments indicate that further examination is required, for example, if you score highly for depression and this is currently untreated, then your doctor will discuss with you a plan of management. 

The application, which is nearing completion, is due to launch in the coming months. Demonstrations and training will be offered. Participation is voluntary and valued.

If you are interested in testing the application or learning more, please contact:          

Dr Susan Herrmann, RN PhD
Clinic Manager
Phone: + 61 8 9360 1334
Email:    s.herrmann@iiid.murdoch.edu.au