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The Behavior and Technology Lab (BATLab) facilitates health behavior change through conducting technology-based research on all aspects of sexual health including factors that impact the acquisition, transmission, and treatment of HIV and other sexually transmitted infections.

The BATLab is a part of the Division of Infectious Diseases in the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill School of Medicine.



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Our Projects

Our projects develop and evaluate the efficacy of mobile apps that utilize game mechanics and social networking to improve PrEP adherence, ART adherence, and practice disclosure of HIV status.

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Our Findings

Our research is published in peer-reviewed journals such as The Journal of Medical Internet Research (JMIR), The Journal of the International AIDS Society (JIAS), AIDS Care, AIDS Education and Prevention, and more. Additionally, BATLab research is featured in webcasts, podcasts, and interviews.


Recent Webcast: UCLA HIV Grand Rounds