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Researchers Developing Hand-Held HIV Monitoring Device

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U.K. researchers are working to develop a hand-held, finger prick blood-testing device that can be used by HIV patients to monitor their condition at home.

The device, similar to ones used by diabetics, will measure HIV levels in order to alert patients about impending flare-ups and tell them if they need to see a doctor, BBC News reported.

By using the device, HIV patients would only need to see their doctor when there's a problem, instead of being checked by their doctor every few months. The device could also provide a rapid and affordable method of monitoring HIV patients in developing nations.

The researchers involved in three-year project will develop a prototype device for clinical trials, BBC News reported.

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