HIV Test Performed on USB Stick
The device uses a drop of blood to detect HIV, and then creates an electrical signal that can be read by a computer.
Scientists at Imperial College London and DNA Electronics have created a device that will enable patients to test for HIV using a USB stick.
The new technology monitors the amount of virus in the bloodstream, and can produce results in under 30 minutes. Current tests to detect the virus can take at least three days or longer.
The disposable test could be used for HIV patients to monitor their own treatment. It can also enable patients with HIV to be managed more effectively in remote locations...