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‘Mambo’ Messages Help Patients Stay With HIV Therapy in Study

Patients with HIV maintained drug regimens, reducing the amount of virus in their blood when health-care workers sent them a weekly reminder text message, a study found.

The phone messages helped 12 percent of patients better stay with their treatment, compared with a group that did not have mobile follow-up, according to the research, published in the medical journal The Lancet. About 9 percent more patients saw the amount of virus in their blood drop.