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AIDS dot gov: Text Messaging

What is text messaging?

Text messaging, or texting, is a way to send information to and from cellular and smart phone devices. Messages can be sent as text (Short Message Service or SMS), or pictures, video, and audio (Multimedia Messaging Service or MMS). A text message can be sent to individual mobile phones or multiple phones. Texting is one of the ways people are using mobile technology in public health.

Text messaging in response to HIV

  • Locate local HIV testing centers.
  • Respond to questions about HIV.
  • Remind patients of medical appointments.
  • Help patients adhere to their medication schedules.
  • Encourage people to get tested for HIV through peer networks.
  • Fundraise for AIDS service organizations and community-based organizations.

Examples from the Field

Where can I learn more about text messaging?

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