An HIV or AIDS diagnosis often means a whole new world of information. There are medications to monitor, a vocabulary to learn, and support systems to be created.

With the right app, you can find all of that in one place. Healthline ranked the year’s best HIV and AIDS apps based on content, reliability, and user reviews. We hope you find one that helps.

iPhone rating: 5 stars

Android rating: 4.5 stars

Price: Free

HIV and AIDS terminology can be intimidating. This app is designed to help you understand it all. The app features definitions written in plain language (both English and Spanish) for more than 700 HIV- and AIDs-related terms. Many include images and links to related terms too. Filter by image, mark favorites, listen to audio recordings for pronunciation, and switch easily between English and Spanish.

iPhone rating: 4.8 stars

Android rating: 4.8 stars

Price: Free

Find the lowest prices on medications with GoodRx. Use the app to compare prescription drug prices and find coupons to save up to 80 percent, even with insurance. Prices vary from one pharmacy to the next, so put GoodRx to work and start saving.

iPhone rating: 5 stars

Android rating: 4.1 stars

Price: Free

This helpful app benefits healthcare professionals and patients alike. Use it to search for potential interactions between HIV drugs and other medications, as recommended by international treatment guidelines. The red, amber, yellow, and green traffic light system makes it easy to identify the quality of evidence for drug interactions.

iPhone rating: 3.3 stars

Android rating: 2.9 stars

Price: Free

Take a more active role in your healthcare. This app is designed to empower you to more effectively manage things like medications and appointments, while offering tracking capabilities for key health measures.

If you want to nominate an app for this list, email us at nominations@healthline.com.


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