University of Embu
BESHTE – A Chatbot to enhance HIV testing, status awareness and status disclosure among adolescent boys and girls and young men and women in Kenya.
The project will develop an AI-based chatbot that incorporates slang to enhance HIV testing, status awareness and status disclosure while addressing discrimination and stigma towards adolescents and young adults seeking testing and treatment. The chatbot seeks to reduce new HIV infections among this group by providing information and support.
The principal investigator is Victoria, a health informatics expert and lecturer at the University of Embu with extensive experience in implementing information technology for positive health outcomes. She has published various research works in the field of health informatics and has received training on protecting human participants, ensuring that the project adheres to ethical and legal guidelines.