The self-testing devices are aimed at technology-savvy young people. Public health experts are concerned that, although most STIs occur among that age group, many are too embarrassed to visit a GP. 

People who suspect they have been infected will be able 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, telling them which, if any, sexually transmitted infection (STI) they have. 

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2,690 hits 4.0 (2 votes) Share Favorite | Flag 10 years ago by KikiPeepers

Would you use your cell phone to test yourself for sexually transmitted diseases?
The self-testing devices are aimed at technology-savvy young people. Public health experts are concerned that, although most STIs occur among that age group, many are too embarrassed to visit a GP.

People who suspect they have been infected will be able 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, telling them which, if any, sexually transmitted infection (STI) they have.

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10 yrs ago, 3 mos ago - Monday 11/29/10 - 4:42:41 AM EST (GMT-5)
if it's free, yes, i'd love it. otherwise, no.
10 yrs ago, 3 mos ago - Monday 11/29/10 - 12:02:57 PM EST (GMT-5)
Why bother? I'd still have to see the MD for drugs.

If you're too embarrassed to talk to a doctor about STIs, you shouldn't be having sex in the first place.
10 yrs ago, 3 mos ago - Monday 11/29/10 - 2:43:14 PM EST (GMT-5)
I don't mind talking to the doctor about STI's but I'm having trouble with my medical fund so I only go to the doctor when I'm very sick. If I test positive, then I would definately goto a proffesional
10 yrs ago, 1 mos ago - Monday 1/24/11 - 12:48:05 AM EST (GMT-5)
This is the first article question I've seen in a while... Where has Kiki been?
10 yrs ago, 1 mos ago - Monday 1/24/11 - 1:05:32 AM EST (GMT-5)
If I was worried about it, sure.

"Urine or saliva" Who would choose urine?
10 yrs ago, 1 mos ago - Monday 1/24/11 - 3:07:41 AM EST (GMT-5)
Haha, neat. But no, i probably wouldn't. I bet it'd be hella expensive, and I probably wouldn't even trust the results. Get me a real doctor, please.
10 yrs ago, 1 mos ago - Monday 1/24/11 - 3:17:32 AM EST (GMT-5)
I saw this question and immediately a picture of some woman with her skirt hiked up around her waist sticking her phone up her cooter came to mind.
10 yrs ago, 1 mos ago - Monday 1/24/11 - 9:49:49 AM EST (GMT-5)
Hell, no! My phone is nowhere near tapered enough for that!
9 yrs ago, 11 mos ago - Thursday 3/17/11 - 1:41:46 PM EST (GMT-5)
Um, no...
8 yrs ago, 1 mos ago - Wednesday 2/6/13 - 11:33:36 AM EST (GMT-5)
I don't have any need to do that.
7 yrs ago, 4 mos ago - Thursday 11/7/13 - 10:31:08 PM EST (GMT-5)
What?!?!? No way! I'm not putting that stuff into my phone! I'll let my OB handle that. I've been down that road, in fact.



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