A group of scientists in the U.K. is working on an affordable and easily accessible way to test if you are positive with a sexually transmitted disease.
According to The Guardian, the researchers are calling the project “electronic Self-Testing Instruments for STIs,” a mobile phone application that can tell you if you’ve got an STD. The device will be similar to a pregnancy testing kit and will work this way:
“People who suspect they have been infected will be able to put urine or saliva on to a computer chip about the size of a USB chip, plug it into their phone or computer and receive a diagnosis within minutes, telling them which, if any, sexually transmitted infection (STI) they have.”
This kind of technology aims to help people who are too lazy or ashamed to get tested. Tariq Sadiq, the project’s head scientist, hopes to turn this plan into a reality soon.
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