OMG this is the second big story today about new ways to diagnose STDs!
Doctors and tech experts are developing small devices, similar to pregnancy testing kits, that will allow someone to test themselves for an STD. Experts in the UK are hoping that it will help combat the rising rates of herpes, chlamydia, and gonorrhoea among young people.
STDs have drastically increased for the last decade in the UK and reached a record 482,696 last year. Two-thirds of women reporting a new STD were under 25, as were more than half of men.
This type of technological advancement is just one step out of many that must be taken to preventing the spread of STDs, and we’re happy it’s being taken!
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