Smartphone HIV Test

It is believed that an estimated 35.3 million people are living with HIV globally, with approximately 68% of new cases located in sub-Saharan Africa.

It is a worrying fact that the majority of those affected do not have access to appropriate prevention, care nor treatment, and even more disturbing is the fact that approximately half of those HIV sufferers are unaware they are infected at all.


Omega Diagnostics is committed to making innovative diagnostic testing more accessible, affordable and easy to use. In order to support this vision, the company partnered with Novarum DX to integrate mobile technology to their specially designed RDT.


Novarum DX worked closely with Omega Diagnostics during the development of their test to ensure that all requirements were met. With the test’s clinical trials imminent, the time-scale to develop the app was tight. Geography, user demographic and limited resources made the following features key:

• Easy to use – the app must be useable without training, and provide multi-lingual on-screen instructions and guidance for users.

• Integrated – Open API allows assimilation with, and support for, additional data-sharing applications as advised by the local health ministry and third parties.

• Supported – an additional R&D data portal enables data collection to support UK and international clinical trials