FREE!!! Learn How to Check Your HIV/AIDS Status In 15 Minutes

A team of researchers from Columbia University in the
United States of America have developed a device that can
be plugged into a smartphone and used to quickly test an
individual for HIV and syphilis.
The mobile device is meant to test for three infectious-
disease markers in just 15 minutes by using a finger-prick
of blood, and then draw all the power it needs from the
smartphone, Science Daily reports.
The accessory costs an estimated $34 which is roughly
Seven thousand naira (N7,000) to make and it is capable of
replicating tests done in a laboratory using equipment that
costs many thousands of dollars and indeed naira.
Samuel K. Sia, head researcher and associate professor of
biomedical engineering at the university, described the
smartphone accessory as"full laboratory quality."
Because it can be easily used in remote and impoverished
areas, like rural Africa, it is hoped the small but effective
smartphone accessory will save millions of lives from
sexually transmitted diseases.
Will you use such a device if you have the opportunity to?
Meanwhile, four companies will commence the production
of HIV/AIDS anti-retroviral drugs in Nigeria soon.
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