eHealth Interventions for HIV Prevention

AIDS Care. 2012;24(8):945-52. doi: 10.1080/09540121.2012.668167. Epub 2012 Apr 23.


The rapidly changing media landscape and proliferation of new technologies creates vast new opportunities for HIV prevention. The fast growth of the relatively new eHealth field is a testament to the excitement and promise of these new technologies. eHealth interventions in HIV prevention tested to date include computer- and Internet-based interventions; chat room interventions; text messaging interventions; and social media. The current article provides a brief review of these types of interventions in HIV prevention, including their unique advantages and evidence of efficacy. Implications for future research in the eHealth HIV prevention field are discussed.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Attitude to Health
  • Female
  • HIV Infections / prevention & control*
  • Humans
  • Internet*
  • Male
  • Risk-Taking*
  • Social Change*
  • Social Media
  • Software
  • Telemedicine / methods*
  • Text Messaging