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Posted on 11/08/2010 11:22:49 AM PST by My Favorite Headache
STD Test? There's an App for That
By Ben Popper November 8, 2010 | 1:16 p.m Gives a whole new meaning to status update. Gives a whole new meaning to status update.
British health officials are hard at work on a new app that will allow users to pee into their cell phones and find out within minutes if they have an STD.
Seriously, we could not make this stuff up if we tried.
According to The Guardian, 4 million pounds have been invested in the UK Clinical Research Collaboration, which is creating a smartphone app that will allow users, "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."
The techno-savvy approached is aimed at young brits, who apparently are too embarrased to visit the doctor face to face and have been experiencing rising rates of STD (or STI as they call them cross the pond).
"Your mobile phone can be your mobile doctor. It diagnoses whether you've got one of a range of STIs, such as chlamydia or gonorrhea and tells you where to go next to get treatment," Dr Tariq Sadiq, a senior lecturer and consultant physician in sexual health and HIV at St George's, University of London, who is leading the project, told The Guardian.
If it's really that simple, why wait till after the deed is done? Wouldn't it make more sense for prospective partners to swap fluids before hand, get a reading on their cell phones, and then decide whether or not to "finish the download"?
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Now, hold that cell phone against year, and against your face. ....
Yeah...but what if you get a call in the middle of the test?? Gross....ON the other hand it would probably be handy if you want to test your one night stand! LOL (Hey baby..)
I guess they could do the same for drug tests.
Time to alert whoever maintains the pee-on-phone-for-health ping list.
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This would at least be an added bonus for when you drop it in the toilet
Ah, gonna do a Wassermann-Schultz on ‘em, eh?
I can’t wait to see the follow-up story about all the people coming into the Apple and AT&T stores complaining that their cells are broken because they pissed on them. Hahaha.
Actually, it looks like your supposed to pee on the equivalent of an SD card, and plug it into your phone. Actually, it'd probably just be simpler to make it an SD card and use computers.
what color are the sores on your i-tool?
Actually the way I see this "working" is that people looking for a random hookup will insist that the potential one-night stand submit to a "pre-screening" STD test.
Negative means positive!
My Wife dropped her new phone in the toilet about 3 days after she got it. The good news was her test came back negative.
What happens if someone else who has a STD pees into your cell phone? Does your name go into a data base saying you have STD?