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Advice please. 12 years post exposure.

Hi, Looking for some advice from biosure please. My last exposure was 12.5 years ago. I have...


Temperature effects

I have a question about testing temperature. I tested at 13 weeks and did so in my car in a parking...


Chance of false negative?

What are the chances of a false negative when testing 6 months post-exposure?


BioSure UK HIV Instant Test

I decided to order a HIV test postal kit with BioSure UK. The test arrived the next day and was...


5 weeks negative using biosure

Can a 5 week negative change to positive after 12 weeks?


could this be a false negative?

I had an exposure in Dec '19. I experienced what i thought was a seroconversion illness. I also...


Self-testing - Easy and reliable

I have very severe health anxiety, specially about HIV even though I do not indulge in unsafe...


Kit safety

I recently took one of your tests after 9 months post exposure and I have gotten myself really...


False Negatives and sticky antibodies

Hello The post from Gary (in


Sticky Antibodies

I recently saw a post on this site about how ‘sticky antibodies’ can potentially cause false...


Family planning

I want to start a family with my girlfriend but anxiety over past potential exposure is worrying...


Worthless and useless??

As long as Im searching independently assesment of BioSure kit as Im in more doubt about product...


am I overthinking ?

Hi, I had sex with 2 sex worker in amsterdam with condom and I took biosure test exactly after 119...


Confirmation

Last year, I done the Biosure HIV test after 16 weeks of unprotected sex and the test came back...


I constantly checked my body for symptoms

I see a lot of you here are concerned about testing and maybe have put off testing or are anxious...


Hiv biosure test results

Hi, I have taken 2 biosure tests, weeks apart, 3 years post exposure, both negative, but still have...


not a false negative?

Last year I slept with three different people. We didn’t use condoms. - I won’t be making the...


I had a risky heterosexual exposure 5 years ago

I had a risky heterosexual exposure 5 years ago. I cannot remember if I had symptoms then, but I...


Wasn't sure but glad I did

So... I had heard about your test from a friend that said if I didn't want to visit a clinic I...


Status check

Checked after 28 days post a low risk event Had no real symptoms in between - How accurate are the...


Putting this behind me

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


HIV

Hi would a hep b vaccine 1 booster during the time of infection 2 weeks after possible exposure...


burst condom

Hi.. I had an experience of burst condom during my intercourse. After that I had some symptoms like...


Anxiety/ overthinking

Hi I recently used the biosure self test (over 3 months post potential exposure) and it appeared...


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...


10 weeks post exposure

Is a negative result at 10 weeks post exposure a good indication of what you result will be at 12...


False Negative

Hello I read on one post concerning false negative that they can be caused by ‘sticky’...


False Negative ?

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


Could tests be wrong?....Worried

Apologies for long post... I know I have anxiety and have been seeing psychologist but still have...


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...


The mind is a powerful thing

I know a lot of people will desperately be searching the Internet after a possible exposure looking...


Finally got myself tested...

Thanks for posting this . Finally got myself tested after months of worry . Convinced myself I had...


Question about negative result

Hi there, first of all I would like to thank you for this test! I have severe health anxiety and...


Testing more than once... should I?

Hey, I am such a worrier and just wanted to ask for a bit of peace of mind... I took a test 11...


Ongoing anxiety

Hi guys, firstly thank you for your service. I understand this type of post is a reoccurring theme...


Test at 29 days post possible exposure...

Hello. I am just writing to see if I understand the situation correctly. 5 weeks ago I had...


worried that I might have caught HIV

Hello...I have been very concerned and extremely worried that I might have caught HIV from...


4th gen ag/ab test at 43 days and 65 days

Hi have had symptoms 10-25 days post exposure vaginal sex rash disgorges chills lymph pain. Then...


3 tests later and still anxious

I’ve posted on here a few weeks ago and I’m still having anxiety about having possible HIV...


Deliverytime

Your test delivered on june 6th and not yet received in italy. Today june 19th. So many days around...


completely at home

I was pleased then dismayed with previous self-test, as funding was pulled from my area. So happy...


need to re-test?

I'm am a male and had unprotected insertive fellatio from a commercial sex worker of unknown...


HIV?

I’ll try to be as detailed as I can. In early December and late December I had protected sex and...


Test at 40 days

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


extreme anxiety

Hi, been suffering from very extreme anxiety for more than a year. It all started with a white...


ARS symptoms possible after 11 weeks?

I had a very brief sexual encounter (when I say brief, I mean no longer than 10-15 seconds) with a...


Window

Good day Quick question. Going back on some of your answers I see you say 4 weeks, only 50%...


Help

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


Paranoid Hypochondriac

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


Will hospital treatment affect result?

Hi, I have taken 3 of your self test kits over the past 3 months. 1st being 4 weeks -...


Peace of Mind

Thought I would tell my story because I know there will be other people like me - searching the...


low-risk doesn't mean no-risk

I'm a 37 year old hetero white British female who has had unprotected vaginal sex. I was very...


Hiv home test

My knowledge of hiv was very slim until recent times. I read up about HIV online and I learned...


Feelings about the Biosure HIV test

I have tested at GUM clinics in the past, done postal testing (buying a kit and mailing a blood...


Testing window period

Hello doctors I took three tests at 28,29 and 31 days - I was wondering what percentage of people...


Rise in STIs in post menopausal, heterosexual women

Watching the Lorraine Show on TV they featured the self test kit. They mentioned a big rise in STIs...


many still regard hiv as a death sentence

I had my very first hivselftest on 14th July 2016, I do test at gum clinics regularly. My partner...


I sincerely wish that I had never used this test

I sincerely wish that I had never used this test and had simply gone to my nearest GUM clinic in...


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,...


Negative

So I ordered the test last week having seen it advertised on a news app I use on my phone, arrived...


My first instant HIV test

I've done several home HIV testing kits before. I find them more convenient and easier to cope...


HIV Neg : Quick and easy testing

Arrives discreetly packaged in the post, quick prick of the finger and 15 minutes later you have...


I've been relatively careful...but there has been that ONE random time

Ok, so I am a 31 year old gay male who has been relatively careful in my sex life, but there has...


Girlfriend asked me to take the test

I recently started a new relationship and my partner took a HIV test at a clinic soon after we met....


Reduced my anxiety

Used the home test kit to stop/reduce my anxienty. And the test was simple to use. from opening...


The longest night ever!

I am a gay man and have never had an HIV test. Over the course of the past 15 years I have had many...


Biosure HIV self test

I read about the new self test on Monday morning BBC news website, checked out the biosure website,...


HIV self-testing - know the facts and have your say

For the first time, home HIV self-test kits...


Share your experiences of using the test

This  discussion and ideas exchange site has been specially set up for people to share their...


HIV self-testing

"Stigma, discrimination, lack of privacy, and long waiting times partly explain why six out of ten...