People Living With Human Immunodeficiency Virus During the COVID-19 Pandemic: Experiences With Telemedicine

Dagan Coppock, Christine Quimby, Jonathan Nunez, Cynthia Whitener, John Zurlo

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Abstract

Preserving routine primary care for people living with human immunodeficiency virus (PLWH) has been an important challenge during the COVID-19 pandemic. Telemedicine platforms have offered novel means through which care for these individuals may be maintained. Opt-In for Life is a unique mobile health application that contains telemedicine capabilities as well as other features designed specifically for the care of PLWH. Opt-In for Life was implemented early in the pandemic at Hershey Medical Center, although the center is now using a different telemedicine platform across its health care system. Institutional decisions regarding telemedicine platforms are complex. Opt-In for Life contains features that may improve the care of PLWH where telemedicine software alone may be limited.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)298-299
Number of pages2
JournalHealth promotion practice
Volume22
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - May 2021

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Nursing (miscellaneous)

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