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Pill-Popping Reminder App for iOS!

Pill-Popping Reminder App Keeps You Out of the Hospital

So you know what happens if you don’t take your meds and you probably have one (or a dozen) pill box’s lying around somewhere and you even know a bit more about how HIV meds work.  All this knowledge is useless if you forget to take your meds but how to do you stay on top of it all when you’ve got so many other things to remember?

Any alarm system will do to remind you, be it an alarm clock, a watch or even a significant other.  Taking the correct medication at the right time can mean the difference between a nice evening in or a night in hospital and fortunately  for iOS users,there’s an app for that!

With the RxmindMe app, you’ll know when to take your drugs even when you’re out and about.

You’ve seen the translucent boxes with the compartments marked for each day of the week at the pharmacy and the free RxmindMe app (Android version is coming soon) is an extension to that simple system. The app not only reminds users to take their meds, it can be used to track prescriptions and store information about your doctor and pharmacy.

The app includes access to the FDA Drug Database so users can keep abreast of the medications they’re taking. And to help cut down on the confusion of look-alike pills, the app features the ability to photograph your pills.

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Steve Jobs and HIV Apps for iOS

Steve Jobs was an extraordinary man. He has left his mark on four industries: personal computers with Apple II and Macintosh, music with iPod and iTunes, phone with iPhone, and animation with Pixar.  With no college education, he managed to build an empire and became a multi-millionaire in a few years. He was is now widely acknowledged as one the world’s most eminent business executives and an unrivalled visionary. He has, quite literally changed millions of lives by making technology easy-to-use, exciting and beautiful. Steve Jobs announced he was suffering from pancreatic cancer in 2004 and on Wednesday, 5th October died at his home. His death was announced by Apple.

One of his creations is the mobile platform iOS which can be found on iPod, iPhone and iPad. Mobile computing has revolutionised the way we use our mobile phones. Allowing us to do much of what can be achieved on a laptop on the move. If it weren’t for Steve Jobs many of the advanced mobile operating systems would have taken much longer to create.

To celebrate the life of Steve Jobs and the developments he pushed forward, we share with you 3 iOS apps which may be use for individuals living with HIV.

iChart

Use this application to search for potential drug-drug interactions between anti-HIV drugs and other medications an HIV+ patient may be taking. Results are presented as a “Traffic Light” system (red, amber, green) to indicate the recommendation. A brief summary of the interaction is given, along with a grading of the quality of evidence (very low, low, moderate, high). The application is available free of charge and has been developed by the HIV Pharmacology Group at the University of Liverpool through support from MSD, the Elton John AIDS Foundation and Janssen

PozTracker

PozTracker is simple and secure health management tool for people living with HIV/ AIDS. It is designed to help you stay on track with your medication, record your test results & monitor your progress.

HIV iConference

HIV iConference puts HIV/AIDS conferences in the palm of your hand. Within hours of a national meeting or international conference, HIV iConference brings breaking news, clinical trial results, abstracts, expert commentary, and interactive meeting features right to your iPhone. Access same- or next-day content through a user-friendly interface. Follow program discussions. Archive relevant meeting highlights. All that—and earn CME credit, too. HIV iConference coverage is selected and edited by renowned faculty who share their expert perspective on the clinical implications of breaking results. They’ll put you up-to-speed with new knowledge and ready to translate relevant clinical findings to patient care.

Do you know of any more we could include in the list? – Let us know in the comments below

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Use Your iPhone or iPad to Practice Safe Sex

No, we’re not suggesting you use your iOS device to practice safe sex but did you know you can use it to locate places where you can get condoms?

MTV Staying Alive and iCondom are asking everyone to join them in the fight to help prevent the transmission of HIV and other STIs. Together they are creating the world’s largest condom distribution map for iPhone, the first user-generated map of its kind.

iCondom is the only international app for iPhone that locates condom dispensers nearest to you and shows you their locations on a map. You can rate and comment on dispensers so that others will have up-to-date information on the quality of the dispenser.  The app is free and available from the app store now!

Together, we can make it easier for people to avoid putting themselves and others at risk.


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