Liebman, J., Pat Lamberti, M., & Altice, F. (2002). Effectiveness of a Mobile Medical Van in Providing Screening Services for STDs and HIV. Public Health Nursing, 19(5), 345-353
According to this article, it is true and evident that the use of mobile medical van is effective in providing screening services towards the prevention of STDs and HIV especially among the youths in the society (Liebman, Pat Lamberti, & Altice, 2002). From the arguments indicated in this article, it is true and evident that the use of digital technology such as medical van screening procedures can help in motivating the youths to report and adopt HIV screening procedures in the society. It is also true that the use of mobile phones and other gaming procedures can increase and positively influence teen to interact with others and access medical information related to sexually transmitted diseases in the society (Liebman, Pat Lamberti, & Altice, 2002).
The authors of the article also indicates that the majority of youths are usually vulnerable to HIV/AIDS and other STDs health care problems since they undergo rapid cognitive, behavioral as well as other emotional development, thus using emerging technology can positively influence them to adopt positive sexual behaviors. However, it is also important to note that the use of modern digital technology can also risks the youths to involve in bad social behaviors especially when they are exposed to pornographic features through the internet (Sanci et al, 2015). In that sense, medical providers should work closely with parents and other community based leaders in order to ensure that the youths do not misuse digital technology to indulge in bad social behaviors.
Finally, based on my opinion and perspective, I believe that this is an informative, research based and relevant article, that indicates and provides some of the possible solution towards the use of modern digital technologies in preventing the spread of HIV/AIDS among the youths in the society.
Muessig, K. E., Pike, E. C., Fowler, B., Legrand, S., Parsons, J. T., Bull, S. S., & … Hightow-Weidman, L. B. (2013). Putting Prevention in Their Pockets: Developing Mobile Phone-Based HIV Interventions for Black Men Who Have Sex with Men. AIDS Patient Care & Stds, 27(4), 211-222
From this article, it is evident that the application of modern mobile phone based HIV intervention can help in preventing the spread of HIV among gay individuals in the society. Furthermore, research findings from this article also indicates that the use of modern communication technologies especially social media platforms such as emails and mobile tools form some of the avenues that can be employed in preventing HIV spread among gay individuals (Muessig et al, 2013). This is because gay individuals operate based on high levels of privacy and the use of social media based as well as smart phone based apps can help in promoting their change of behaviors.
Moreover, the authors of the article argue that digital technology platforms can help in positively changing the lives of the youths in the society. Social media provides a number of interactive activities among the youths including video sharing, sharing of information as well as other instant messaging practices. In that sense, it should be used in adopting positive sexual health promotion programs among the youths in the society. This will allow the youths to access health information anywhere and anytime in the society, thus, helps in reducing the spread of dangerous health care practices such as HIV/AIDS and other STIs (Muessig et al, 2013).
In most cases, adolescents rely on the use of mobile technologies and the internet for the social lives and thus, it is important to provide access to sexual health information and programs through new media platforms. Therefore, I believe that this is one of the relevant articles towards the topic of mobile technology use and HIV prevention programs.
Rana, Y., Haberer, J., Huang, H., Kambugu, A., Mukasa, B., Thirumurthy, H., & Linnemayr, S. (2015). Short Message Service (SMS)-Based Intervention to Improve Treatment Adherence among HIV-Positive Youth in Uganda: Focus Group Findings. Plos ONE, 10(4), 1-14.
This article mainly outlines and describes how the use of short message services (SMS)-based health care interventions can help in improving the outcome and health status among HIV-positive youths in various countries globally. Based on the findings on the article, it is true and evident that the use of potential new technologies can help re-energize the AIDs campaigns strategies and approaches among adolescence in the society (Rana et al, 2015).
This includes the use of social media and other mobile technology platforms to share ideas and ways of preventing and living positively with HIV/AIDS. In most cases, mobile technologies and platforms have been used in the past in order to promote social changes in the society and it is important that medical providers adopt the use of mobile platforms in reducing the spread of HIV. The author also argues that this will include the development of mobile apps to promote HIV prevention programs in the society (Rana et al, 2015).
In that sense, based on my opinion and perspective, I believe that this is an informative and research based article since it provides several social media and mobile technology procedures that can be used in reducing and preventing HIV/AIDS in the society.
Snyder, H., Yolanda, V. V., Prem Kumar, G., Liao, C., Lakshmi, V., Gandham, S. R., & Schneider, J. A. (2012). Field-Based Video Pre-Test Counseling, Oral Testing, and Telephonic Post-Test Counseling: Implementation of an HIV Field Testing Package Among High-Risk Indian Men. AIDS Education & Prevention, 24(4), 309-326
Based on the research findings and results from this article, it is true and evident that through the use and application of field based video technology, medical providers can effective test, counsel as well as implement effective HIV/AIDS preventive measures in the society, especially among the youths (Snyder et al, 2012). From the arguments in the article, it is true that the prevalence of HIV/AIDS is high among the youths in the society and the use of technologies can help in promoting proper HIV screening practices among the youths. For example, the use and application of tablet-based screening designed to facilitate HIV risk reporting and testing among a number of urban youths indicated that majority of the youths responded positively towards such practices in the society. It is also worth noting that a text message-based follow procedures are effective among patients who test HIV-negative especially towards the reduction of their bad sexual behaviors. In that sense, the use of video and other modern technological practices are very effective in reporting HIV/AIDS problems among the youths in the society (Snyder et al, 2012).
Therefore, it can be argued that this is one of the most relevant and informative article towards the use and application mobile technology in reducing HIV/AIDS problems among the youths in the society. According to the authors of the article, it is true that the use of automated screening tools and other text-message based follow procedures can help in reducing the spread of HIV spread in the society (Snyder et al, 2012). Moreover, the findings in the study indicated that the majority of youths believed that computer-based risk screening procedures promote privacy of their information and they are likely to report their HIV status through the use of modern mobile technologies (Snyder et al, 2012). Thus, based on my viewpoint and perspective, I believe and support the idea that using computer based and modern technologies can help in reducing the spread of HIV/AIDS in the society.
Trudeau, J. (2016). The role of new media on teen sexual behaviors and fertility outcomes-the case of 16 and Pregnant. Southern Economic Journal, 82(3), 975-1003
This article mainly describes, discusses and outlines some of the new media platforms that can be used in the society in order to reduce teen sexual behaviors and the spread of HIV/AIDS in the society (Trudeau, 2016). The author of this article argue that the provision of sexual related information through the use of social media platforms can help reduce, control as well as prevent the spread of bad sexual practices among the youths in the society. The findings of the article also support the idea of providing sex education campaigns among the youths in the society including the use of contraception’s such as condoms in order to avoid HIV/AIDS (Trudeau, 2016).
Furthermore, the author of the article argues that the use of mobile and online platforms is very effective in discouraging bad sexual behaviors since majority of the youths in the society are currently using social media and other internet based platforms to share their information (Trudeau, 2016). However, the author of the article also argues that the provision of such information should be based on the gender, age and educational levels of the victims in questions (Trudeau, 2016). Th Sanci, is will encourage youths to participate in sex education activities and practices without fear in the society. The media forms one of the major platforms that can help in positively influencing the youths to adopt safe health practices in the society as well as to reduce HIV/AIDS spread in the society. In that sense, based on my opinion and perspective, I believe that this is an informative and relevant article towards the application and use of social media and other media platforms in promoting safe sex education and reducing the spread of HIV/AIDS among the youths in the society (Trudeau, 2016).