You are here

Support in the palm of your hands

Two years since its launch, MyLife+ is now recognised as the go-to app for people with HIV (PWHIV) in Australia. The app’s core goal is to empower PWHIV to take control of their health and wellbeing, and more easily manage their overall quality of life – which is achieved through easy to use tools and reminders. The carefully considered features aim to help PWHIV proactively self-manage, better understand HIV and treatment options, and have improved conversations with their healthcare professionals.

People who have used MyLife+ for more than 90 days can provide feedback on how well it helps them in these areas. Data collected since September 2017 shows 82% of respondents agreed that the app has helped them to proactively manage their health and wellbeing, 75% agreed that it has helped them understand HIV and treatment options, and 70% agreed that it has helped them have better conversations with their healthcare professional.

The success of MyLife+ is largely attributed to the involvement of the positive community in the development process, to ensure the app experience reflected the needs of PWHIV. Focus group participant Craig Burnett says, "It was empowering to be invited to contribute to the MyLife+ app. I believe it is important for PWHIV to be involved in shaping initiatives within the positive community. MyLife+ has done well at engaging the positive community to try to address their needs around adherence and wellness.”

The latest app version includes a new home screen with intuitive in-app reminders; optional data protection and finger print or Face ID login. The update also includes Australia’s first short quality of life scale, called PozQol. The PozQol scale allows users to get a quality of life score with just 13 questions. It has been developed by La Trobe University’s Australian Research Centre in Sex, Health & Society in partnership with National Association of People with HIV Australia (NAPWHA) and ViiV Healthcare. MyLife+ enhances this by providing helpful suggestions and related articles curated by NAPWHA.

ViiV understands that data is important to you, and as such has designed the app with discretion and control in mind. The personal information on your device cannot be accessed by ViiV nor is it transmitted to ViiV Healthcare’s systems unless you willingly choose to share your quality of life data with La Trobe University for research purposes. In which case this would be anonymised before it is shared. 

Download MyLife+ today through Google Play or the Apple App Store, or find out more here 

Sponsored by ViiV Healthcare

latest news

September 7, 2018
Despite big hopes for AZT, the drug's dibilitating side effects proved too much for some. 
September 3, 2018
Indonesia's anti-LGBT agenda is having a devastating impact on the country’s HIV response.
August 3, 2018
The key takeaway from the AIDS 2018 U=U pre-conference was clear: spread the message far and wide.
July 26, 2018
AIDS 2018: World-leading scientists refute rationale for laws that criminalise HIV transmission.
July 19, 2018
NAPWHA would like to hear from you about your experience using the MyLife+ app.
July 17, 2018
The Opposites Attract study continues to contribute to evidence demonstrating that U=U.
July 13, 2018
My Health Record is a centralised digital database housing an individual’s health information.
July 10, 2018
Although people with HIV are living longer, age-related diseases are setting in earlier, says report. 
July 5, 2018
A recent study confirms that fear of HIV continues to trump scientific knowledge of the virus.
June 22, 2018
Two years since its launch, MyLife+ is now recognised as the go-to app for people with HIV in Australia.
May 9, 2018
The federal government's budget details were released last night. Here's a community response.
March 29, 2018
We’re not talking about recovery parties here, but the post-recovery recovery when the festivities have ended.
March 21, 2018
The world has lost one of the most respected scientists in the field of HIV/AIDS, Professor David Cooper.
March 21, 2018
The cost of PrEP (pre-exposure prophylaxis) is to be drastically reduced from 1 April
March 9, 2018
The job of the kidneys isn’t glamorous but they play a crucial role in helping us maintain good health.