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  • Virtual project combats HIV in South Africa

A new South African project is set to revolutionise how AIDS patients manage their anti-retroviral treatment regimes, which often involve taking as many as 20 pills a day.

Shireen Sedries describes how the Cell Life project — a collaboration between the University of Cape Town and the Cape Technikon — hopes to solve the management problem of HIV/AIDS by using a mix of information communications technology, health and engineering expertise.

By merging mobile phone technology with the Internet and database systems, the Medication Management System provides a "virtual" infrastructure to support HIV-positive patients on anti-retroviral treatment.

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University of Cape Town
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