“You Got Chamydia”: English Scientists Develop Device to Allow Cell Phone to Alert You of Sexually Transmitted Infections

You may want to be a bit more careful in borrowing a friend’s cellphone in the future. Mobile phones will soon be equipped with small devices to allow you to urinate or spit on their phones to diagnose sexually transmitted diseases. The devices are being developed in England for both cellphones and computers. Given my recent difficulties with Apple over my alleged submersion of my IPhone, I am a bit leery in picking up the new P-App.

The UK Clinical Research Collaboration is funding the effort in the hopes of reducing STDs, which are on the rise in England. Two-thirds of women reporting a new sexually transmitted inflection were under 25, as were more than half of men.

Dr Tariq Sadiq, a senior lecturer and consultant physician in sexual health and HIV at St George’s, University of London, wants your cell phone to be able to alert you to infections ranging from chlamydia to gonorrhea.

This will bring a new meaning to “call me” signals across bars and parties.  You have to watch those roaming charges however.

Source: Guardian

25 thoughts on ““You Got Chamydia”: English Scientists Develop Device to Allow Cell Phone to Alert You of Sexually Transmitted Infections”

  1. rafflaw,

    You wrote: There is nothing wrong with being on the “downward” side.

    Re: side vs slide

    …”downward slide”, because the pace (of decline — of almost everything) seems to accelerate once one reaches a certain point, IMO. 🙂 But as you and Elaine note, it’s not all bad…

  2. Buddha & Blouise,

    Can I tempt you to invest in my peeboard? The least you could do is to help out with research and development.

  3. Buddha Is Laughing
    1, November 9, 2010 at 8:05 pm
    When I see the fine work that goes on here developing new products at Turley Labs, I am forced to take those to task who would disparage America’s declining manufacturing prowess and wallow in a sty of stagnant ideas for here in the examples of the work of Turley Labs researchers – in products such as the peeboard – here is the beacon of industry and innovation that will lead this country through tomorrow and beyond!



    Or we could all just be pissing in the wind …

  4. Elaine,
    I wish I could retire, but I am probably a few years away yet. Of course, unless the right lottery ticket comes into play!!

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