A potential smartphone app will tell you if you have an STD within 15 minutes. That’s about 10 minutes longer than it takes most guys to acquire an STD.
The “eSTI2? project, managed by Tariq Sadiq from St George’s University of London, England, recently received a $6.5 million grant to develop small chips that can be used to used to test saliva, urine or blood for sexually transmitted diseases. The chips — which, yes, you would need to pee on in some cases — would connect to mobile phones for processing.
I can just picture the results message now:
“You have Genital Herpes. Sorry. We recommend that you download our Anti-Itch Cream app.”
“Share your results on Twitter?”
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