This trial is evaluating whether LifeSkills Mobile will improve 1 primary outcome and 10 secondary outcomes in patients with HIV, Prevention. Measurement will happen over the course of End of study.
This trial requires 5100 total participants across 2 different treatment groups
This trial involves 2 different treatments. LifeSkills Mobile is the primary treatment being studied. Participants will all receive the same treatment. There is no placebo group. The treatments being tested are not being studied for commercial purposes.
"Although prevention is usually associated with vaccination, in the UK prevention programs tend to emphasise sexual behaviour change. Given the enormous health consequences of this preventable cause of death, it seems likely that preventive programmes and their methods of implementation will be criticised for not adequately addressing the psychosocial issues that are implicated. The focus on improving sexual health and reducing the risk of infection needs to be revisited and may require us to redefine the role of prevention programmes." - Anonymous Online Contributor
"There is a high prevalence of undiagnosed cervical cancer among women with HIV. Screening for cervical cancer is therefore an important component of HIV care." - Anonymous Online Contributor
"Hiv/AIDS has no long-term negative effects. The risk of HIV infection is considerably reduced by abstinence, a consistent use of condoms, safe sex and regular medical check-ups. This leads to a significant reduction in the risk of transmission of disease and in the overall cost of medical care." - Anonymous Online Contributor
"Treatment of HIV/AIDS can prevent opportunistic infections by limiting exposure to organisms. Common treatments include: antiviral drugs, antiretroviral therapy, and prophylactic therapy. There is a wide variety of treatment options for each individual because each patient can have a unique medical and psychiatric history. There is a growing need for new, better treatments that reduce the incidence and severity of complications such as opportunistic infections, myocardial infarction (heart attack), and liver disease. The purpose and relevance of this article is to evaluate the existing and emerging medical treatments of HIV/AIDS by categorizing the risks and benefits of each treatment option. Additionally, an evaluation of the effect of HIV/AIDS on individuals and treatment options is provided." - Anonymous Online Contributor
"Between 200,000 and 480,000 new HIV infections are diagnosed in the United States each year.\n\nThe numbers in these tables represent the total number of new cases of disease in the United States in the year. These do not include the number of new infections per year because the U.S. does not provide yearly data on both. However, this information is available for each disease in other countries, so it's not surprising that these figures are relatively tight. For example, according to the official U.S. HIV surveillance data report, from 1983 to 1995 the number of new HIV infections ranged from 658,000 to 723,000 per year." - Anonymous Online Contributor
"Most patients will not be cured of their HIV infection. However, good access to treatment can result in a high level of sustained viral suppression. In all other respects, no cure can be achieved for HIV." - Anonymous Online Contributor
"In a recent study, findings of this study, in an African country where more than 1 in 10 adults die of HIV/AIDS, could not be generalized to other areas of Africa and globally although the results obtained using the mobile phone may be applicable to similar settings and may be extended to the use of other mobile technologies which have some life-threatening impacts on the health and well-being of a population." - Anonymous Online Contributor
"There are still many unanswered questions in the fight against hiv and AIDS. If we were able to determine their answers, we could potentially alter the course of the battle to gain a more effective treatment plan. There are still many things to be discovered in the path of combating this virus." - Anonymous Online Contributor
"The findings of this study do not support previous observational evidence that prevention of HIV infection in HIV-positive relatives may reduce the rate of acquisition of HIV infection and AIDS disease in HIV-seropositive family members. [power(http://scholars.google.com/sites/pssr-d4cd3r3/public_documents/reports/publications/HIV_prevention_in_families." - Anonymous Online Contributor
"Most mobile users travel short distances. Over half of those traveling long distances use their phones as a safety precaution and nearly all those traveling long distances use at least one safety precaution. Because most users make brief connections and do not use their phone for safety purposes, the value of mobile phones as a safety precaution lies in their potential for informing users of safety measures, including safety checks. Mobile phones may reduce, but not completely eliminate, the risk of mobile phone use being harmful." - Anonymous Online Contributor
"To minimize HIV-1-prevalence rates and HIV-1-related death rates, prevention programs should start with early diagnosis of infection by providing tests for hepatitis B, HIV and syphilis, and performing syphilis tests on high-risk men. Prevention programs should also include harm reduction measures when it comes to sex; HIV-unwilling or unwilling partners should get tested; high-risk pregnant women should be educated about methods of decreasing the chance of transmission. It is important to establish early HIV/AIDS screening programs to control early diagnosis rates, particularly among high-risk groups." - Anonymous Online Contributor
"The most common side effects of lifeskills mobile are due to the use of mobile phones, including dizziness, fainting, and headaches. These side effects are usually temporary." - Anonymous Online Contributor