Talking about home testing for HIV

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Still a little anxious after two tests

I had just one unprotected encounter with a person who said he was HIV negative. I was skeptical so...


Putting this behind me

Hi . Would firstly like to thank you for simply just being there this page has helped a lot......


Bought 2 biosure test kits

I’m writing this because I have found reading the feedback of others very helpful. I’m a 25...


medicine isn't helping me

I had 3 unprotected vaginal sexual exposure with an unknown woman at one night.After 21 days my...


symptoms

52 days since exposure have back pain, arm pain and headache on the 50th day. Are these due to...


Safety lancet pin

I recently did the biosure test. The lancet was not in the pack with the blaster. The whole packet...


extremely worried after 13 weeks

Hi I have 3 questions in one that has me scared. So a few months ago I was in a bad place...


Hashimoto Thyroid

I'll do biosure test but I have hashimoto thyriod. Normally my antibodies high is bio sure accurate...


Test on its side

4 years i did a combat sport with some who i later found out was hiv positive. I have donated blood...


False Negative ?

Hi team biosure. i am in need of help or maybe just a little reassurance of some kind i had my...


Testing negative using biosure 8 months after the exposure

I made the mistake of my life last year by having unprotected anal sex (i was top), it all began...


Worried and confused

Slightly confused by these tests. Ive read that these tests give you your result based on what you...


We had sex 8.5 weeks ago

We had sex 8.5 weeks ago - did use a condom but only after a couple of minutes without putting it...


Test Advice please

Firstly apologies for the length of email; I am a male and I had unprotected penetrative sex in...


Terrified

Im absolutely terrified. Sept 18 had unprotected sex with a guy i was seeing, then december 18 had...


unprotected sex with sex worker

On Feb 8th I had unprotected sex with sex worker. After the exposure on 65 day I checked HIV 1...


Confirmation advice

Hi, Hope you can help. I have read on the forum that at 25 days 50% produce enough anti...


risky encounter

I had a possible risky encounter 6 weeks ago. But just looking for some reassurance, I had a 5th...


Symptoms - so worried

Hi Hope you can please help.... My possible exposure was with a CSW 27 days ago, this was...


Very very worried

I really hope you can help. I had protected sex with a CSW on the 16th March, she put the confirm...


Elite controllers

Hi I have recently been reading a study about Elite Controllers and that rapid tests may give a...


Needle-stick injury and HIV Testing

I really need your HELP! I have put myself in the situation and I don't know exactly what to do....


Is result valid?

I have used the test kit and just wanted some advice regarding how valid my negative result is....


Know your status - Thank you!

After a foolish encounter in December I convinced myself I had contracted HIV. I'd only done oral...


going out of my mind with worry

Hi, I had a potential exposure 16 months ago. I tested negative at 4 week, 12 weeks, 12 months -...


i did the self test

Hey guys i did the self test a couple of weeks back , cus my head was spinning over a stupid...


did I use enough blood?

Please help I done the biosure test a week ago it was negative.. but I'm now thinking: did I use...


Just tested with home testing kit

I am working abroad and it's illegal for me to be in this country if I have HIV, so, although I get...


a positive result?

I have just done the test and am concerned as there is a dark red line at the top, but a feint blue...


HIV testing and scared please help!!

Hello I’m going to get right to the point. After a possible exposure to HIV I was tested...


Biosure HIV Self Test South Africa

Hi, I used 5 of your tests in South Africa. One on 13 weeks, two on 14 weeks and another two on...


How accurate at 46 days / 6.5 weeks?

Hi, wonder if you can help. I have taken your test 46 days post protected exposure, the result was...


need to test again?

I took the test Friday. The results came negative. I was exposed 3months ago. Can I be relieved or...


Just do it!!!

My dad worked with aids patients in the 80s/90s and took me to work with him. I built up a fear of...


Help with anxiety please!

Hi, I had protected vaginal and performed unprotected oral sex with a sex worker about 4 weeks ago...


Think you have all the symptoms? Read my story if you are convinced you have HIV

I just want to share my story for the people who are convinced they have contracted HIV in hope...


A serious question

I used two biosure test recently and I just discovered that all the information (i.e. REF; LOT) on...


Unsure

I recently used a test kit to check my hiv status. I am concerned that my test may not have been...


I've put myself at high risk

Can someone please help me? I've put myself at high risk with a guy that had unprotected anal...


Help I am worried sick

I have tested negative at around 7 months using the 4th generation test and a home test from...


HIV test after 7weeks...

Hi Bit worried but need some help! Had an unfortunate incident where I was rimmed by a guy who I...


Ongoing symptoms

Hello I had a relationship two years and 8 months ago without the use of condoms and AIDS and...


Can I still test?

Please help me, I had un-protected sex about 2 years ago. My partner at the time are no longer...


Alcohol wipes

Hi there, I recently used one of your tests and before doing so I washed my hands then used an...


Fear and Anxiety

I had an unprotected sex with a sex worker, and I don't know her HIV status, and I got tested (HIV...


I had unprotected sex

I had unprotected sex about 7 min with a HIV positive girl not on drugs. I took pep after 24hrs,...


I spent years

I spent years overthinking what if... I am engaged and have been with my partner for 7 years all I...


What if I don’t have any antibodies?

It’s been 5 months since I stupidly had sex without protection with another man who has...


HIV test line

Good day,please help me. I took an HIV test using the U-Test Hiv/Aids. The control line was visible...


Result accuracy

Hello I recently took the Biosure Home Test. At first i didn't push the test hard enough down to...


First HIV testing kit for my friend

This story is not about me but about my friend. His sexual life has been quite wild in the past so...


My test results

Dear Sir, I am writing again for clarification. I know I have written before and your help has...


Feedback and using the lancet

I am someone who hates drawing blood and is pain-sensitive (feeling faint at just the thought of...


symptomatic for a couple of weeks

I was symptomatic for a couple of weeks and have done 5 test so far. an elisa at day 32 and using...


doubt in reading results

Hi, I took a self test last week at home but i am a bit unsure about the result. Within the first...


lovely kit to test with

A lovely kit to test with. Found it very helpful and easy to use with enough information and guide...


I was convinced

Started off with a recent random swollen lymph node in my chest. It was really odd and painful and...


Test at 40 days

Dear all, 33 days ago had protected sex but I licked for some seconds the penis of my partner -...


A story about this quick, easy, and painless test

A few months ago, I had a panic about some stupid unsafe sexual encounters I'd had a few weeks...


did not work

The safety lancet did not help me to get enough blood and it could only be used once which means I...


Sillyandscared

I had sex with a condom last July with a friend... anyway I'm worried so I got a biosure test last...


I'm so happy thank you for the best Christmas present ever

In my 20s I was really promiscuous... never take much care, I was so lucky, after marriage and my...


Anxiety, depression and sadness

I bought this one yesterday, I'm really hoping will be here before Christmas, last month I been ill...


Oral sex

Had unprotected fellatio from a female escort 4 weeks ago. It was my first ever visit. Worried sick...


Help

Good day On the aids vancouver helpline website they say that most people will have detectable...


able to find out in private

I unfortunately had a bad sexual experience which resulted in unsafe fun but I have to say biosure...


swollen glands and night sweats

Hi, I had protected sex around 3 months ago but started getting night sweats, swollen glands and...


A really great relief

A really great relief to have access to this simple and quick test which arrived within 24hrs of...


Paranoid Hypochondriac

After a monogamous decade relationship, I started to date again. I found myself being careless...


Control line concern

I carried out the test recently and I am just curious about how the actual control line works. I...


Scared of getting tested? - PLEASE READ

To those scared of getting tested, please read, I have also been scared of being tested, I hope...


What percentage?

Took a Test was negative which I am so happy about. But my exposure was only 4 weeks ago. What...


Unsure about result

Hi, this was the first time I have tested for hiv, my result was negative. I had unprotected sex a...


BBC documentary "The truth about HIV"

I came across the BBC documentary "The truth about HIV" and it gave me a real push to get...


I have been so worried

Hi I have been so worried about having hiv after the most regrettable unprotected sexual incounter...


Helped my phobia

I absolutely could not wait a week or two for a result my anxiety would have driven me crazy. The...


Bio sure working after 8 weeks

Hi I used noisier 8 weeks after possible infection, will this result be of any use


Retest -Mind is stressful

Hi I have taken two biosure test in span of 2 weeks and both came negative. My window period was...


Worried about the result

Hello, I've done the biosure test 89 days after exposure and it was negative, but I'm having...


Worth doing if you are concerned

Used the bio-sure product , after a few indiscretions whilst working in ASIA , test had to be done...


I have been experiencing symptoms

I have been experiencing symptoms and feel like killing myself. I had a test done at a clinic after...


Anemia?

Quick questions, I take vitamins because I suffer from anemia, I take Iron on a daily basis and...


test question

I made the test and it was only control line, everything else was completely white. I checked at 15...


Thankyou, Thankyou, Thankyou.

I dont even know where to start, I think at the end is best. My test results are negative..... I...


Just buy the test and do it!

7 years of my life I've lost to HIV anxiety! I was just completely convinced that I'd almost...


Negative question

I have read mutilple replies on this forum from biosure when people have asked if their negative...


I wasn't looking forward to doing the test

The self-test kit arrived quickly (I think only a couple of days after I filled-out the online...


nearest STD/GUM clinic is 3 buses away

Had been wanting to take a HIV test for a while, but the nearest STD/GUM clinic is 3 buses away,...


I test regular to be safe

What a great idea. I ordered and the test came really quickly. I test regular to be safe however...


I live in a rural area

Although I try to get tested quite regular I live in a rural area and it involves quite some time...


Positive result

Feeling like committing suicide


Doing the test at home.

I hate needles and hospitals so this a great idea for people to have. Yes it reduces my confidence...


help

Should I do the Biosure HIV test in the morning while I have not eat anything to improve the...


IS 90 days enough?

HI I've heard about that 6 weeks after suspected exposure to the infection will be enough to...


Help!

I've completed the test but it wasn't all the way into the buffer pot although the control line...


concerned

Hi. A few weeks ago I had a trip to UK and a friend bought 2 test to bring them to South America ....


Test Line - clarification required

Hi, my test result didn't show a test line but there was some pink colouring on the corners of...


Such a relief after months of torture!

Such a relief after months of torture! The 15 minutes wait was one of the longest, hardest times of...


Hiv Tes

Hi, I am straight and been through all the anxiety everyone else went through. I decided to...


reduce anxiety - be brave

(I am) A straight guy who went a bit wild last year sexually, had symptoms around 2 weeks after a...


Still worried.

I have have done five Biosure tests, all of them over a year since exposure. I have also had a...


Promiscuous throughout my early twenties

Having been promiscuous throughout my early twenties I always protected myself against unwanted...


Long wait for clinic test - so this was a very convenient

I live somewhere where waiting times for the clinic to get tested are severe so this was a very...


It is important to know

For me it was the best solution to find a reliable HIV self test, just to confirm and continue with...


Taking the test

It is convenient to test yourself at home and helpful If you don't want to wait for days to get...


Home Testing - I hate going to the GUM clinic

Firstly I would like to thank Biosure so much for creating this test. It has helped me...


If your scared ask a family member to be with you!

I'm 24 and I have a slight problem going to a clinic when going through a health scare, my phobia...


It's good this test is available to joe public

Without the help of dedicated scientists and technicians, HIV could easily have been the next...


HIV self test - of course it's stressful

I ordered the test online. Very easy. Of course the whole process was stressful but the clear...


Arrived quickly, instructions were simple and easy to follow

Arrived quickly, instructions were simple and easy to follow. The packaging while possibly more...


HIV Self-Test: The Journey.

I'd had a bout of diarrhoea in mid-February this year, and two weeks later I had a short but bad...


HIV Self Test - 'why I chose self-test at home'

I could have gone to Dean Street Express in London. Amazing people and service, but on this...


HIV Self Test Kit From Bio Sure

Have to say I am pleased with the self-test kit the instructions are easy to read and...


Testing my son

After a bombshell conversation where my son told me there was a slim chance he had been infected...


Better to know than to torture yourself

About 6 months ago I had Shingles and looked online to see what the possible causes were. HIV was...


This is a stress reliever.

This is a stress reliever. Forgotten which news site I read about it on, but ordered it by 12pm on...