The HIV Client Treatment Preparedness App provides information that helps prepare newly diagnosed clients for the journey on lifelong ART.
The goal of the HIV Client Treatment Preparedness APP is to help you to plan to achieve 6 HIV care and treatment goals in the first six months after being diagnosed with HIV. How well you are able to take your HIV treatment and attend care in these first 6 months can predict your future health and success on ART.
Why should you download: As you have just learnt you are HIV positive and starting a new journey on ART, every journey has its own curves, humps and rough patches ahead. The contents of this APP provide answers to most of the questions that you may have as you get on treatment.
It will help you anticipate barriers you may likely face during your treatment journey and help you start the process of planning to navigate such barriers and overcome the challenges.
You will find important information on where to find support and how you can plan and take control of your treatment journey.
Features of the APP:
The CAP APP contains key considerations for your first 6 months of AR, which have been broken down into 5 simple goals. Each of these goals are evidence-based-strategies for paving the way for successful HIV treatment.
GOALS FOR YOUR FIRST SIX MONTHS AFTER HIV DIAGNOSIS:
Goal 1: GET ON: Start ART Early
Goal 2: STAY ON: Disclose to someone you trust and find community support
Goal 3: STAY ON: Adherence -Take your medicine in the right amount, the
right time, as prescribed by your health care worker
Goal 4: STAY ON: Keep track of your clinic appointments and ARV pick ups
Goal 5: LIVE ON: ‘Know your Viral Load and if your HIV treatment is working through viral load monitoring
Audio summaries: The App also contains audio summaries of key messages in each goal. You can listen to these audio messages in Ndebele.
My Treatment Information section: This section contains “My Journal’ section where you can save your OI/ART number, key dates (for example your date of ART initiation, clinic appointments for key test etc). This information remains on your device and no one can access it. You can also set reminders to take your medication under this section and a message will pop up on your phone to “check our App” when the alarm is set. This will be your “discreet” reminder to “take your meds”
My Medical Tests:
Record and save results of important tests (eg Viral Load)
Chat with OPHID: If you need further information or support about Getting On and Staying On HIV treatment, send a text or chat message to our number and someone will respond to your questions.