publication . Other literature type . Article . 2018 . Embargo end date: 16 May 2018

High mobile phone ownership but low internet access and use among Young adults attending an Urban HIV clinic in Uganda.

Parkes-Ratanshi, Rosalind; Namukasa Wanyama, Jane;
  • Published: 16 May 2018
  • Publisher: Apollo - University of Cambridge Repository
  • Country: United Kingdom
Whilst there is increasing interest in the use of mobile phones and other technology (mHealth) for improving health outcomes; limited data exists on how young people living with HIV use mhealth technologies to get information and to support their health. We sought to assess access and use of mobile phones and the Internet among young adults living with HIV attending the Infectious Diseases Institute (IDI) clinic, Kampala. Data collection took place between March 2014 and January 2016 among young adults aged 18-24 years attending the IDI transition clinic; in a cross-sectional survey using a semi-structured questionnaire. Of the 272 young adults interviewed, 75% ...
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