Diagnosing STDs with your phone is now a real possibility.
To encourage more young people to get tested for STDs, British health officials have developed a private, high-tech way to let them test themselves. It involves a computer, a chip, and a urine or saliva sample.
Users would place a urine or saliva sample on a small, disposable (thank God it wouldn’t be reusable) chip that would retail for a buck or two. The chips be sold at nightclubs, drug stores and pharmacies (kind of like condoms), and would be inserted into a phone or computer which would then test it for a range of infections and pop out results within minutes. Weird.
“Seriously, we could not make this stuff up if we tried.”
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