Supporting safer conception
Safer Conception Intervention for Partners (SCIP)
Couples in which one partner has HIV face a difficult dilemma when thinking about having children. Drs. Renee Heffron (University of Washington), Nelly Mugo (Kenya Medical Research Institute, KEMRI), and Kenneth Ngure (KEMRI) are using mSurvey to revolutionize how clinicians communicate with patients to ensure an HIV-free pregnancy.
Among 80 HIV discordant couples wishing to conceive, researchers send daily SMS surveys through mSurvey to capture fertility signs and help women accurately identify their peak fertility periods. Data are populated in an ovulation prediction algorithm, which clinicians can use to better communicate to patients about their fertility and adherence to life saving HIV medications (e.g., PrEP and ART).
The study is funded through the NIH Fogarty International Center
Msurvey is helping clinicians to communicate
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