ASAP Awards – Interview With Nitika Pant Tai

Fabiana Kubke | | October 21, 2013

Communities with limited wealth suffer of diseases in a way that many of us may never come to be confronted with. Poverty befriends disease, and many diseases befriend shame.

Nitika Pant Tai knows this well and is dedicated to do something about it. She was one of the finalists of the ASAP awards for developing a phone app that will lower the barriers for HIV testing by removing the shame that usually comes with going to a clinic for the test. The phone app will help people do the test at home and connect with the right people and information.

I asked Nitika a few questions, and this is what she had to say:

Q. Can you tell me a bit more about the app?

NPT: I won the award for the HIV self -screening strategy and innovations developed for it. The app is part of that . The App is copyright protected and so we haven’t publicly released it yet.