Detection of HIV, Easy and Cheap

Posted by hidup sehat On Thursday, October 27, 2011 1 comments
Professor Samuel Sia of Columbia University, New York, has found that HIV-detection tool production cost only Rp 9,000 and can provide accurate results, close to 100 percent. The tool was named mChip. The size of a credit card just so they can carry anywhere. mChip consists of 10 zones of detection, blood sample tubes, liquid silver, gold nanoparticles, and able to detect HIV and syphilis in 15 minutes.

To use mChip, users simply take a blood sample and enter it. The blood sample will flow through the tube into the detection zone. After that, the results will be disclosed in the form of colors making it easy to understand.

The idea of making is to develop a diagnostic test that can be accessed by the patient anywhere in the world, rather than forcing them to go to the clinic, taking blood samples and had to wait for days to get the results ..

This tool has been tested in Kigali, Rwanda. Accuracy test for HIV is 95 percent and 76 percent for syphilis. Looking ahead, Sia plans to test a tool to test the sexually transmitted disease in pregnant women in Africa.

With all the advantages mChip, HIV testing can be as easy and as cheap pregnancy test. It's just knowing the psychological impact of positive and negative HIV-certainly not the same as knowing the pregnancy. Should be considered if it could be sold freely later.


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