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Developing an artificial intelligence-based mHealth intervention to increase HIV testing in Malaysia

The following grant was awarded by, is supported by, is administered by or is in partnership with the Fogarty International Center at the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH).

Funding Fogarty Program

Mobile Health (mHealth)

Project Information in NIH RePORTER

Developing an artificial intelligence-based mHealth intervention to increase HIV testing in Malaysia

Principal Institution

Yale University

Principal Investigator(s) (PI)

Ni, Zhao; Altice, Frederick Lewis

Project Contact Information

zhao.ni@yale.edu

Year(s) Awarded

2020-2022

Country

Malaysia

NIH Partners

NIH OD, FIC

Project Description

This research project will focus on developing a chatbot that using artificial intelligence to promote HIV testing among men who have sex with men (MSM) in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (My). Once developed and adequately tested, the new chatbot (named MyTestBot) will be embedded into a social networking app selected by MSM to create an mHealth intervention to provide MSM with real-time HIV testing-related information, motivation, and behavioral skills. MyTestBot will provide culturally tailored messages to promote HIV testing in MSM that does not rely on intensive human resources to develop and maintain.

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