At ten o’clock in the morning, a clinic in Mexico City’s Condesa neighborhood is buzzing with activity. It serves some 7,000 patients and is operated by the Mexico City government, making it one of the largest facilities in Latin America devoted to treating patients with HIV/AIDS. More than forty people wait in line at the clinic pharmacy: hipsters in skinny black jeans; heavy-set middle-agers dressed for work. One of the tools they’ll get to fight their disease is free antiretroviral drugs provided by the national government. Another tool may be one they already have in their pockets: their cell phones.
Feder, J. Lester. “Cell-Phone Medicine Brings Care To Patients In Developing Nations.” Health Affairs 29, no. 2 (February 1, 2010): 259-263.