$1 HIV Test Gives Results in 15 Minutes

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Image: Nature Magazine

HIV testing — now cheap, fast and convenient.

 

Forego the doctor’s visit, and check out mChip, a credit card-sized chip that can tell you in 15 minutes whether you have syphilis or HIV.

The device has a 100 percent detection rate, according researchers at Columbia University, reported Engadget. Results don’t require human interpretation, but there is a 4 to 6 percent chance of a false positive, a similar statistic in traditional lab tests. And all this is available for the low, low cost of $1.