In the United Kingdom (UK), a group of scientists from Imperial College London and DNA Electronics have developed a disposable USB Memory Stick that can take a drop of blood to determine the amount of HIV Virus in the blood.
According to the Washington Post, the revolutionary gadget can be plunged into a laptop or other electronic devices to detect a patient’s HIV virus quantity and status through the help of electrical signals.
The great minds further disclosed that, if the technology is perfected it can identify all sorts of foreign invaders in the blood such as hepatitis, fungal sepsis and bacterial. As it will also measure the levels of HIV virus in the body system.
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So just like your other take-home medical kits used at home, you can now measure the amount of HIV in your blood as easily as you can check your weight on the scale in your bathroom, run a blood sugar level test or take your blood pressure using a home cuff, all at home.
However, the scientists have not disclosed when the new gadget will be available in the market.