Researchers develop diagnostic device that turns smartphone into HIV AIDS and Syphilis test tool

February 9, 2015 8:27 AM

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The diagnostic device, dubbed as a dongle plugs into any smartphone powered by iOS or Android and turns it into a mobile screening tool that can diagnose HIV and syphilis in just 15 minutes.

The device was tested on 96 patients in Kigali, Rwanda. After getting their test results, 97% of the patients showed willingness to recommend it to others, according to a recent publication in Science Translational Medicine.

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