New USB Chip For Cell Phone Can Test For STDs, Similar to Pregnancy Test

Filed in Gather Technology News Channel by on November 8, 2010 0 Comments

With all the money put towards life threatening illnesses like cancer, AIDS, and Favreitis (being unable to go a single day without mentioning Brett Favre), it’s about time those with STDs (or those worried about if they have an STD) finally got some lovin’ (aside from the lovin’ that got them the STD in the first place).

According to Gawker, the British government is funding a computer chip you pee on and attach to your phone for an instant diagnosis.

The goal of this 6.5 million dollar funded project? To cut the rate of infection among the young, and assist many with symptoms who are too embarrassed drop their trousers at their local doctor.

The device will be similar to a pregnancy test kit, and will tell the user quickly and privately if they’ve been infected.

What they don’t tell you?  How to continue using your phone after you’ve urinated all over it.  Not sure if many carriers cover urination damage.

LOS ANGELES - APRIL 28: A motorhome converted into a mobile HIV screening lab by the AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) is parked on a busy street on its first day of operations on April 28, 2004 in Los Angeles, California. The test reports a client's HIV status in only 20 minutes with accuracy reportedly greater than 99 percent using a single drop of blood drawn from the finger. AHF gives same-day counseling and support to walk-in clients who test positive to HIV. Rapid testing solves the problem of large numbers of people not returning for their test results from older methods that take as long as two week to return results. California's multi-billion dollar pornography industry is currently in a voluntary 60-day moratorium following the recent HIV infection of two porn stars who had been in sexual contact with dozens of people in the adult entertainment industry. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)

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