News: Think You Have an STD? Pee on Your Phone to Find Out

Think You Have an STD? Pee on Your Phone to Find Out

Think You Have an STD? Pee on Your Phone to Find Out

Relax, it's not as messy as it sounds. Pee-on-a-stick, at home STD tests may be available in UK pharmacies soon, complete with an incredibly convenient app that would save you a trip to the clinic. It works like this: if you suspect you may have an STD, you would pee on a device which is then inserted into your mobile phone. The app then "diagnoses" your sample and returns results.

Via The Guardian:

Think You Have an STD? Pee on Your Phone to Find Out"The self-testing devices are aimed at technology-savvy young people. Public health experts are concerned that, although most STIs occur among that age group, many are too embarrassed to visit a GP or a genito-urinary medicine clinic to get tested and therefore continue to suffer and potentially pass the disease on. Doctors hope that the ability to obtain a private, confidential diagnosis will overcome their widespread reluctance to take a test.

The developers of the rapid testing devices expect them to be sold for as little as 50p or £1 each in vending machines in nightclubs, pharmacies and in supermarkets, as condoms are. They are drawing on nanotechnology and microfluidics, the creation of miniaturised laboratories..." (Read more)

8 Comments

use an iphone, they're #$%@ anyway..

Now I've seen everthing. That is the most messed up thing i have ever heard. What else will they come up with next. This world is obviously going to hell when they come up with a hair brained scheme like this. Are there any other psychotic apps they want to come up with in the future?

i think it's pretty incredible, actually. it allows privacy to the process that going to a clinic doesn't.

Yea they might make a phone with a #$%@ toy on it that vibrates... Just for the ladies

Well now the cell phones are just as dirty as the money is. Who nows what people use there phone for other than calling??? =/

Just another way to spread the germ.

I think thats pretty cool. a phone is no longer used for just calling. Its used for messeging, gaming, internet, and more. why would this be any different, or disgusting as the above users have stated? Its even more disgusting not getting checked for an std/sti, and even grosser being ignorant about it.

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