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eHealth interventions for HIV prevention

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The rapidly changing media landscape and proliferation of new technologies creates vast new opportunities for HIV prevention. The fast growth of the relatively new eHealth field is a testament to the excitement and promise of these new technologies. eHealth interventions in HIV prevention tested to date include computer- and Internet-based interventions; chat room interventions; text messaging interventions; and social media. The current article provides a brief review of these types of interventions in HIV prevention, including their unique advantages and evidence of efficacy. Implications for future research in the eHealth HIV prevention field are discussed.

Keywords: HIV prevention; Internet; computer; condom use; eHealth

Document Type: Research Article


Affiliations: School of Journalism and Mass Communication,University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill,NC, USA

Publication date: 2012-08-01

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