How Technology Can Help with HIV Treatments

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Technology is fast moving, and the world is still trying to adapt. There are apps for everything: getting your groceries delivered, finding the best deal online, seeing what public restrooms nearby are regularly cleaned. If you’ve ever struggled with it, there’s probably an app trying to make it easier. But how can apps help with HIV medications and treatments? Starting with the basics, there are the functions available on most cell phones: alarms. Many individuals use alarms and calendar reminders in case they forget or get side tracked when it comes to taking their medications at the correct intervals. Many people with smartphones also utilize medication reminder applications. The most popular medication app for iPhones is currently Medisafe – Pill & Med Reminder[1]. This app not only reminds patients when…
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Teaming Up with King’s College to Spread the Word

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Last semester Caring Communities and United Way of Wyoming Valley’s Regional HIV Services department teamed up with King’s College, a local school in Wilkes-Barre, to produce a few videos to spread the word about HIV/STD awareness and prevention. Dr. Karen Mercincavage is an Associate Technical Professor and the head of Visual and Brand Communications track within the Mass Communications Department at King’s College. She works freelance as a graphic designer and continues to lend her talents by collaborating with local business and colleges to produce communications materials. Under the supervision of Dr. Mercincavage, several groups of students in her Mass Communications course worked hard to develop these PSAs fully, from storyboard to final video. Each duo of students first developed a brief or PowerPoint to outline their video. They listed…
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About Caring Communities

Caring Communities
Caring Communities has received the 2010 Community Advocacy Award from the Bloomsburg University LGBT Commission, an honor we’re quite proud of! Our staff and board has received certifications related to the field of HIV/AIDS including HIV Testing and Counseling certification, Project RESPECT DEBI certification, phlebotomy, nursing and drug/alcohol education certifications. Caring Communities For AIDS is a non-profit, community-based AIDS Service Organization (ASO) located in Wilkes-Barre and Berwick, Pennsylvania. Originally, in 1991, our agency began as an informal, grassroots organization in response to the local HIV/AIDS need. The organization, located in Danville, Pennsylvania at the time, was comprised primarily of people who either had HIV/AIDS or were concerned citizens who directly observed the stigma and lack of resources for people who were infected with HIV/AIDS in Columbia and Montour Counties.
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Caring Communities

Caring Communities
Caring Communities For AIDS Wilkes-Barre PA location is a non-profit, community-based AIDS Service Organization (ASO). Originally, in 1991, our agency began as an informal, grassroots organization in response to the local HIV/AIDS need. The organization, located in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania  was comprised primarily of people who either had HIV/AIDS or were concerned citizens who directly observed the stigma and lack of resources for people who were infected with HIV/AIDS in NEPA.   ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- [huge_it_maps id="2"]  
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What We Do

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Every day, we spend our time fighting disease and helping others to be free of, or manage, STDs including HIV, syphilis, gonorrhea and Chlamydia. We have a variety of services and programs available to communities in Northeastern and Central Pennsylvania including Testing Services, Support Services, and Prevention/Education Services. Find out more about what we do and how we might be able to help you by clicking here.
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