We're very excited to share our first publication from the eTEST project! In this paper, we report results from some qualitative research we conducted to help inform the development of eTEST. We showed that using a smartphone together with an internet-of-things (IoT) device to provide counseling and linkage to care after testing for HIV at home is feasible and could be a welcomed resource that helps those at-risk get tested more often, while also giving them the support they need.
In a paper we published in the journal AIDS & Behavior, we showed that "behavior diaries" collected using mobile devices could help us understand the everyday influences on the decisions gay/bi men make about drinking, drug use, and sex. This could be the first step toward using this data to help people change their behavior through the mobile devices they carry with them everywhere.