best hiv and aids apps

We’ve selected these apps based on their usability, user reviews, frequent updates, and overall impact in offering support and information to people affected by HIV. If you’d like to suggest an app for this list, email us at nominations@healthline.com.

There is a lot of information and terminology you have to learn and keep track of if you or a loved one has HIV or AIDs. From all the medications used to treat these conditions, to learning about new research, it can be hard to keep up. These apps can remind you to take your medications, teach you terms related to HIV, and even find the services you need nearby.

AIDSinfo HIV/AIDS Glossary

iPhone rating:
4 stars Free
Android rating:
4.5 stars Free

Created by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, this app provides definitions of all the terminology relating to HIV/AIDS in both English and Spanish. It features an audio tool so you can actually hear how the word should be pronounced in either language. This is a great tool for patients, students, and health professionals.

The Body

iPhone rating:
4.5 stars Free
Android rating:
4.5 stars Free

With this app, you have access to all the content on TheBody.com on your mobile device. Get all the latest news, find out about ongoing research, and research other topics of interest connected to HIV and related illnesses. An easily navigable menu allows you to connect to the topic of your choice, including personal stories from others with HIV.

Care4Today

iPhone rating:
4 stars Free
Android rating:
4 stars Free

When you have to take multiple medications every day, things can get confusing. You might miss a dose or even take the wrong amount. With this app, you can input all your medications, with dosage and timing information. Then, it will remind you when it’s time to take one. With a click of a button, the app will populate a chart showing your family, doctor, or care provider that you are taking everything as prescribed.

GoodRx

iPhone rating:
4.5 stars Free
Android rating:
4.5 stars Free

Many people don’t realize that medications can cost different prices depending on where you get them. This app can work wonders if you’re juggling numerous, pricey medications, making it quick and easy to find the cheapest price for any prescription you need to fill. And, if you are taking multiple medications, it has a tool that will find the best price for all of your medications in one place. That way you don’t have to run all over town to save money.

HIV ATLAS

Android rating:
4.5 stars Free

This app compiles information relating to HIV, tuberculosis, and malaria, and puts it into an easy format. Search for articles, blog posts, and videos by classification and location. Simple alarm tools can be configured to multiple medications and remind you when to take them, meaning that you don’t miss a dose if you’re busy watching or reading something else on the app.

HIV Risk Calculator

Android rating:
4 stars Free

If you’ve ever wondered how at risk you are for getting or transmitting an STD while performing a sexual activity, worry no more. Whether you may or may not have HIV/AIDS or you think your partner might, this app can answer all your questions. Learn the level of risk for all types of sexual contact, from kissing to intercourse, as well as steps for prevention.

HIV Testing Sites & Care Services Locator

iPhone rating:
3.5 stars Free
Android rating:
3.5 stars Free

Developed by AIDS.gov, this app is a search tool based on your location. It helps you find a number of different HIV/AIDS related services within a given radius of your current location or any location you input. These services include: housing, testing sites, health centers, and more. Simply input what you need, and get all of the options within your area, all in an easy to read map format.

Liverpool HIV iChart

iPhone rating:
5 stars Free

When you’re taking multiple medications for HIV/AIDS, or any other condition, drug interactions are a major concern. This app outlines the risks and potential side effects of combining many medications, whether they’re prescription drugs, over-the-counter medications, or natural supplements. If you have a headache, want to take a multivitamin, or have seasonal allergies, you need to know what medications may or may not be OK to take with everything else.