Need an STD Test? There's an App for That
Coming soon, an STD test you can do on your phone
By dmhare, Newser User
Posted Nov 8, 2010 2:40 PM CST
Promoted on Newser Nov 8, 2010 6:55 PM CST
In this Feb. 18, 2010 file photo, a BlackBerry Storm2 smartphone is displayed at the Mobile World congress in Barcelona, Spain.   (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)

(User Submitted) – Just pee or spit on a USB-like chip and plug it into your phone or computer: In a few minutes, you'll get a diagnosis on whether you have chlamydia, gonorrhea, or a range of other STDs, according to the Guardian. British health officials are working with seven organizations that have contributed nearly $6.5 million to the endeavor. It's aimed at younger citizens who are apparently too embarrassed to consult their doctors even amid a record 482,696 cases of STDs in 2009.

The developers of the kits hope they will be available for about $1.60 or less in vending machines suitably located in nightclubs, pharmacies, and supermarkets. Read the full article.

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cady115
Nov 9, 2010 7:35 PM CST
Over 400 million are afflicted with herpes, HPV, HIV/AIDS or any other STDs in the world. When you have Herpes, HPV, HIV/AIDS, or any other STD, it can feel like you are all alone in the world. Do you wish there was a place where you didn't have to worry about being rejected or discriminated? my friend recommended me stdloving.com and it works well for me. recommend to you and hope it works. good luck
doxa
Nov 9, 2010 10:30 AM CST
Brillant..I hope the success rate is up neaar the top for being on target!!
YetAnotherCollegeKid
Nov 8, 2010 9:39 PM CST
It has been said before, but it bears repeating: we are living in the future. This is incredibly advanced science, and we are walking around with the tech to test for this stuff in our pockets. Unbelievable.