Wednesday, Feb 19 2020 | Time 18:15 Hrs(IST)
image
  • Anti-CAA: Opposition supporting anti-national forces, says Yogi
  • Cabinet approves elevation of BISAG as BISAG(N) under MEITY
  • CCEA approves upward revision of interest subvention under DIDF
  • UP govt has no project pending on river linking: Minister
  • Top commander among 3 militants killed in Tral encounter
  • MP CM bows to Shivaji
  • Tapas Pal's death: Mamata becomes 'explosive,' accuses BJP of 'revenge'
  • Javadekar unveils India 2020 book
  • Twenty-three militants killed in 10 operations, 40 OGWs arrested since Jan in J&K: DGP
  • Cabinet approves Swachh Bharat Mission (Grameen) Phase-II
  • Cabinet nod for historic ART Regulation Bill 2020
  • Youth run over by truck in Jalna
  • Periodic breaks helps: Kohli
  • Periodic breaks helps: Kohli
  • Cabinet approves revamping of Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana
Business Economy


Avegen launches HIV App connecting HIV patients with counsellors

Avegen launches HIV App connecting HIV patients with counsellors

Mumbai, Dec 10 (UNI) Avegen launches a mobile app in Hindi that empowers people living with HIV (PLHIV) with correct information, motivation & skills to adopt healthy behavior.

It is a platform that improves treatment literacy.

As per the National AIDS Control Organization (NACO) estimates of 2017, there were 2.14 million people living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHA) in India with an estimated adult HIV prevalence of 0.22 per cent, a statement said.

National AIDS Control Programme IV of NACO seeks to halt and reverse the epidemic in India by integrating programmes for prevention, care, support, and treatment. The goal of the programme was to provide anti-retroviral therapy (ART) to 3,00,000 adults and 40,000 children by March 2022 and achieve a high level of

adherence to ART and minimise the number of patients lost to follow up.



Of the 2.14 million PLWHA, 0.33 million were from Maharashtra and of them 75,220 PLWHA were registered in Mumbai under MDACS with approximately 46,000 PLWHA on active care (alive and taking ART).

'Our HIV app will address the issue of adherence to the ART regime which is an important part of the HIV treatment cascade. People Living with HIV who have been recently diagnosed require both counseling and treatment support for them to adapt to lifestyle changes around taking medication', Founder and CEO of digital healthcare company Avegenr Nayan Kalnad said.

This app would provide a platform to PLHIV on ART (Anti-Retroviral Therapy) regime.

Through the medium of videos, infographics, and quizzes, the app would inform, educate and communicate the importance of maintaining ART medication schedules. The app was listed in the Google Play Store as a Health app without any reference to HIV. It also integrates an OTP and PIN technology to assure confidentiality.

The App integrates a reward mechanism in the form of points and provides an 'Achievement matrix' through gamification.

PLHIV individuals get points for watching videos, reading infographics and answering quizzes correctly. The app aims to reduce the Loss to Follow Up of PLHIV at the ART centers.

The app includes information about pills, treatment adherence, side effects, dispels the misconceptions associated with the disease and helps allay stigma. Pill reminders ensuring adherence and optimal viral suppression and Mood indicator system to track the psychological status of the patients.

'With 30 thematic videos, 30 thematic infographics, quizzes on good health, follow up, mentoring support, missed KPs, our mobile app will address adherence by educating and empowering people living with HIV' added Pallav Patankar, Head of Partnerships at Avegen.

UNI JS JTS 1537

More News

Social Finance Indias New CEO Shantanu Ghosh and Chair Ashish Dhawan to Deliver Social Outcomes at Scale

19 Feb 2020 | 6:07 PM

NEW DELHI, Feb 19, 2020 /PRNewswire/ - Social Finance Global Network (SFGN) and The Global Steering Group for Impact Investment (GSG) today announced that Shantanu Ghosh will be the new CEO and Ashish Dhawan the new Chair for the non-profit company. Social Finance India (SF-IND), part of the pioneering Social Finance Global Network and established with the support of The Global Steering Group for Impact Investment, is a catalytic impact investment intermediary designing products for improved social outcomes in India. In 2018, the initiative was incubated along with a marquee board and advisory council to oversee its operations.

see more..

Business Doctors announces foray into Fund Raising through new vertical 'The Funding Doctor'

19 Feb 2020 | 6:02 PM

Hyderabad, Feb 19 (UNI) Business Doctors, a multinational business support company based out of UK, with presence in eight countries, providing mentoring to MSME business owners, on Wednesday announced its foray into advisory on Fund Raising through a new vertical “ The Funding Doctor’.

see more..

Pocket52 announces association with Mobile Premier League

19 Feb 2020 | 5:59 PM

New Delhi, Feb 19 (UNI) Pocket52, India’s first cryptographically secure online poker platform, announced its association with Mobile Premier League (MPL), one of India's biggest mobile eSports platforms, launching online poker as a part of its diverse catalogue of online games.

see more..

Rainbox Studios Acquires the Adaptation Rights of Legendary Poet-songwriter Sahir Ludhianvis Biography

19 Feb 2020 | 4:50 PM

MUMBAI, Feb 19, 2020 /PRNewswire/ - Rainbox Studios, a division of Rainshine Entertainment, announces the acquisition of the book adaptation rights for 'Sahir Ludhianvi: The People's Poet.' Penned by award-winning author, Akshay Manwani, and published by Harper Collins, the biography covers Sahir's enigmatic journey right from his dysfunctional childhood to the point where he became India's most celebrated songwriter. With superhit songs in classic films like Pyaasa, Naya Daur, and Phir Subah Hogi, his work is truly exemplary.

see more..
Sensex rebounds 428 62 pts

Sensex rebounds 428 62 pts

19 Feb 2020 | 4:48 PM

Mumbai, Feb 19 (UNI) Snapping a losing streak of last four sessions, the BSE Sensex on Wednesday posted a massive gain of 428.62 points to finish at 41,323 as buying was seen across the board amid positive global cues.

see more..
image