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TheBody.com Launches My Health Tracker, Enabling HIV-Positive Patients to Track Lab Results, Medications and Supplements
Date:11/30/2009

Sponsored by Merck, the unique online and mobile tool empowers patients to be active participants in their HIV treatment decisions

ARLINGTON, Va., Nov. 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- TheBody (www.thebody.com), the #1 HIV/AIDS resource online, today launched My Health Tracker, an online and mobile tool offering HIV/AIDS-infected patients the ability to save, track and analyze their medical data. The tool, created with sponsorship from Merck, is available at www.thebody.com/tracker and is able to be updated through text messaging.

"We are proud to officially launch My Health Tracker to help those coping with HIV/AIDS better manage this life-changing condition," said Christopher M. Schroeder, CEO of HealthCentral, TheBody.com's parent company. "Tracking lab results and medication is a critical component to good HIV management. This tool empowers patients to take control of their health, creating the ideal patient-doctor relationship: a partnership, not one-way communication."

With already more than 2,000 registrants, the feature-packed My Health Tracker is a user-friendly tool for HIV-infected patients. Using the tool, people with HIV can actively track various aspects of their health securely and anonymously. They can also keep a log of their medication history, observe how their lab results change over time and keep a detailed journal. A unique feature is the ability to use a cell phone to update lab results critical to HIV-infected patients - CD4 counts and viral loads - or to add a new journal entry via text message.

"TheBody.com's health tracker is a giant step toward inspiring patients to actively participate in their own health care," said Jeff Berry, editor of the HIV-focused magazine Positively Aware. "The ease of updating lab results directly from your doctor's
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