Medication adherence is the number one health management issue for people living with HIV (PLWH). Adherence has been coined the “Achilles’ heel” of HIV treatment.
To protect the health of PLWH and prevent the spread of HIV, 95% medication adherence is recommended. A rigorous medication regimen is ideally initiated before the PLWH has any symptoms of HIV. This medication is daily, for life, and may have unpleasant side effects. It can be difficult for PLWH to stay positive and motivated and maintain lifelong adherence.
hiVIVA users have a smartphone app built on the MIT Media Lab’s CollaboRythm platform to help them stay motivated and on top of HIV medication adherence. Along with personalized real-time adherence support and reinforcement, users access instant lab results, just-in-time information about HIV, and smart-phone based communication with their provider and support group.