MetroHealth app helps young people diagnosed with HIV

Published: Feb. 23, 2023 at 7:05 PM EST
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CLEVELAND, Ohio (WOIO) - An HIV app created by MetroHealth is being featured by the Department of Health and Human Services to show how technology can help create a better more understanding environment for those living with HIV.

The app, called Positive Peers, was created in 2016 as a way to help 13-34-year-olds that have been diagnosed with HIV. The app uses health management tools, health information and a social platform to connect patients to each other, creating a community for people to work their way through the experience. An HIV diagnoses, according to MetroHealth, can be “isolating and scary for anyone.”

Positive Peers is free to download, and can be found at the link here.