Peeing on your phone seems like an all-around pretty bad idea, but British researchers have managed to find an upside. They claim that by urinating on a computer chip and plugging it into a phone or computer, people will soon be able to easily self-diagnose sexually transmitted diseases.
While it's still too early for the technology to really have taken shape, these nanotechnology chips would be similar to pregnancy tests. After putting urine or saliva on the chip, the user will receive results within minutes that tell them which STD, if any, they've contracted. Researchers hope that these confidential self-diagnosis devices would help encourage more people to get tested, without the embarrassment that accompanies seeing a doctor or going to a clinic.
Funders including the Medical Research Council have invested 4 million pounds into the technology's development, which, if successful, could be a boon for promoting sexual health. Developers expect that the devices will one day be sold in vending machines in pharmacies, supermarkets and night clubs. Wouldn't it just be easier to buy a condom?
oorrrrrrr..... just don't have sex with sluts. Hmm.
@boka either a) you lead a very boring life, or b) you live in a bubble. Might as well say just don't have sex. Mrs. Palin might think that's possible but hundreds of Catholic priests and philandering Protestant ministers would disprove her and by extension your arguments.
This could also automatically let all your contacts know that thay also need to take a test. Hopefully anonymously.
Thank you ! I think this is fantastic, because it will help so many who will not like to visit a doctor !!
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A negative for this tech. First off people barely wash hands as is. Now you expect them to wash their soiled used phone before eBay auction, or recycling center... Can you say broad exposure. Seriously the people that separate and tear apart electronics can't be expected to wear gloves. The environment they work in is non conducive, surely the gloves would be compromised quickly by tears and punctures or ignored all together by the workers.
Great idea bad follow through.
Prostitute: Hey mista, lookin' for a good time?
Me: Let me see your cell phone...
"oorrrrrrr..... just don't have sex with sluts. Hmm."
ah, the internet. Still full of idiots. Splendid.
Good idea! And, what's wrong with sluts? I say "Thank goodness for sluts." If not for sluts I'd have gotten laid a lot less when I was younger.
While condoms may be easier and cheaper, nobody wants to sleep with someone (regardless of condom) that has an STD.
I found this STD guide helpful on how to talk to your partner about STDs: http://getstdtested.com/std-information-booklet