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Using SMS for HIV/AIDS education and to expand the use of HIV testing and counselling services at the AIDS Information Centre (AIC) Uganda


Document type: report
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Abstract: This report presents an innovative approach aimed at scaling up HIV/AIDS awareness via mobile phone SMS desired at encouraging participants to access HIV Counselling and Testing (HCT). This study reached over 7,000 people in the Lira district, Uganda, for HIV/AIDS education via SMS, the outcome of which saw a high acceptance rate of the SMS survey and increase in the number of people accessing HCT.
Authors: Hoefman, B. , Apunyu, B.
Country: Uganda
Category: Research
Keywords: HIV and AIDS , disease prevention and control , information and communication technologies
Language: eng
Organization: Text to Change
PAGE: [9]
Place: [Amsterdam etc.]
Publisher: Text to Change
Year: [2010]
Region: East Africa
Right: © 2010 Hoefman and Apunyu
Subject: Health and Nutrition
Title: Using SMS for HIV/AIDS education and to expand the use of HIV testing and counselling services at the AIDS Information Centre (AIC) Uganda