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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...


15 minutes timeframe

I took the test and waited 15 minutes . It was only one line. I then threw it away . Would you see...


Question about negative result

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


Ongoing anxiety

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


Was test reliable?

I took a biosure test a few days ago 9 and a half weeks after possible exposure. When collecting my...


false negative and symptoms

Hi I had a biosure test 15 weeks after possible exposure and I had some symptoms. The test was...


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...


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...


Hiv anxiety

I was stupid and unfaithful to my girlfriend - unprotected oral with someone of unknown status....


Delivery

Paid for next day delivery. Didn’t arrive on time. Such a rip off!


Ongoing symptoms

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


Test questions - new partner

My new partner tested negative after 52 days using the hiv duo combo test after a 2 seconds condom...


Can I still test?

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


HIV Rapid Test at 6 weeks and 8 weeks, both negative.

I had sex with stand girl and condom broke. She didn't stop but i pull out after 30 seconds. After...


Test accurate after 9 years?

I have tested multiple times with biosure all negative. The given sensitivity of the test is 99.7%....


I moved the device

Because of the agitation I moved more times the device horizontally while the test was running in...


Test Negative

I did Bio Sure test after worrying for about 3 years of reading stuff online. I will be honest I...


Test question

I thought I set my timer for 15 minutes but I later realized it did not in fact start. My test...


Deliverytime

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


HIV tests years later

Hello. I was wondering if, after the 3 months window period, would HIV antibodies still be detected...


HIV test line

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


Overthinking Until I’m Sick

Honestly, spent weeks and weeks worrying over nothing about potentially having the virus. There was...


Tests negative - but still got symptoms

I cheated on my pregnant wife with another man almost 7 months ago. Since then I have had all the...


I have been worried

I have been worried about getting tested for a long time, knowing i may have put myself at risk. i...


I used the test this morning

Hi there I used the test this morning and noticed the blood didn’t go upward on the test kit but...


What time period will the test be accurate at

When will the biosure test start detecting antibodies and when will it no longer detected them?


should I still be worried?

Hello Sir, I had an unprotected vaginal sex with a hiv positive partner, I was unknown about her...


2 months test conclusive?

I had protected sex with unknown girl on 1 single night 2 times. After 3 weeks i got molluscum on...


Private, quick and easy

Private, quick and easy procedure. Alleviates waiting time. Great product.


Question.

Hi , I am little worried now a days because of my friend. I had a unprotected sex with my...


Window periods

Hi, I had one off unprotected vaginal sex, which I am aware is not particularly high risk, however...


I was convinced

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


Feelings of desperate guilt and regret

I'm married. Very happily married, in fact. About two years ago, I did something unbelievably...


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...


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...


Should I test again?

I am 25 years old Male. I got physical with a lady mother of two children, her age was 30 years. We...


Can cancer affect the result of the test?

Hi!! I took HIV test number 2 today and it was great! But I wonder. Can you detect antibodies on...


Anxiety, depression and sadness

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


I really don’t know what to do

Hi. I had drunken unprotected sex with a guy a year ago, 1 months after, I tested positive for...


unprotected sex with a guy I met on line

Hello, I had unprotected sex with a guy I met on line in early September. I separated from my...


possible exposure - condom broke

Hello, I had an possible exposure 6 weeks ago. The condom broke while having vaginal sex with...


Peace of mind

I had unprotected sex whilst with my ex-boyfriend. He passed on another STD to me but I was too...


3 tests - all negative

Hello, I live outside the United Kingdom. I had a relationship three years ago. I have applied for...


A really great relief

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


sick with worry

Question about test bought on Amazon : Hi I’m sick with worry I have done 3 biosure test now, all...


Realy paranoia

I got 5 times the Biosure Hiv Self Test After from last Sex Contact (unprotect oral sex and protect...


I'm so scared

Hi! I had a risky exposure (giving oral without ejaculation) about a year ago, then I started...


accuracy in late stages of hiv

hello would a Biosure self test still be accurate in late stage hiv, or ten years after possible...


Will hospital treatment affect result?

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


Scared of getting tested? - PLEASE READ

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


I met someone online

I met someone online and about a year later, I stupidly started having unprotected with him. We had...


Unsure about result

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


I've made some pretty bad choices

I used to work in the field of HIV, and as a gay man i've made some pretty bad choices in terms of...


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...


Buffer pot

Hi I recently tested for hiv, however noticed I hadn't pushed the test all the way to the bottom...


HIV home testing

I am a sexually active gay man and have had some unprotected sex. I worried for some time about my...


I was always so scared to get tested

I highly recommend the Biosure test. I have just completed mine in the privacy of my own home, with...


my doubt - 3 negative tests

Hi, my doubt is due to the fact I had 3 negative tests (only control lin appeared) but I cannot...


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 at 9 weeks

I had unprotected sex with a man a few times on the same night. 3 weeks later i noticed a rash on...


Testing while ill

Hi would the best time to test be when your ill or after as ive been ill for 2 weeks and tested 4...


3 negative tests

Over a period of 10 years I had oral sexs 5 or 6 times. I have since had no sexual contact for 12...


Persistent flu symptomes, tested twice

Hi, I'm suffering from flu symptomes, spread over almost 2 months time now (sore throat, muscle and...


Testing

What an amazing thing. My father is HIV positive. I understand and am aware that it is no longer a...


Relieved

I honestly believe this is the best product on the market right now and the best £30 I've ever...


Test Accuracy when test laid down during test timing?

Hi, After finally assuring myself that this test was as official and accredited as that of going...


Grateful that self testing exists!

I live in a small country where you're always guaranteed to run into someone you know or knows your...


Did I perfom the test right?

Hey guys, today i made the HIV self test and had problems with performing. I do all steps how...


oral sex drew blood

I had oral sex and the man's teeth drew blood on the head of my penis. I have been very stressed...


Very worried

Very worried. I have ordered a test of you, but it has not yet come. I was curious about men so I...


Query about buying a test on Amazon

Hi there, Is buying the biosure HIV test on the official website (http://hivselftest.co.uk) the...


Anxiety of hiv

So after a very brief encounter with a stripper 7 months ago, I have been through hell. Google is...


Home Testing Experience.

The test arrived a day after ordering, and by taking time to read the booklet carefully the test...


Thank you biosure

For about 7 years, I have been worried about my status. Although I didn't have unprotected sex, I...


As a gay guy in his early fifties

As a gay guy in his early fifties, with a rather colourful sex life over the years. Having sex not...


Thankyou, Thankyou, Thankyou.

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


I am a 58 yr old male

I am a 58 yr old male who recently contracted my first ever STD. So I visited my local sexual...


I'd been thinking about my HIV status on and off for a few months

I'd been thinking about my HIV status on and off for a few months, but couldn't/wouldn't commit to...


i had an exposure 15 months ago

Got the package on time, i had an exposure 15 months ago i performed test and shown...


My Anxiety can Stop

After years and years of contemplating getting a HIV test. I never felt confident going to a GUM...


First time HIV self test

A couple of years back I have done one HIV test at STD clinics before. About 7 month ago I exposed...


First time test for HIV

I'm almost 40 yo and never tested for HIV before. Although I had some unprotected sex relations in...


Negative Relief. Get Tested!

I had a possible high-risk exposure to HIV 16 months ago, but couldn't bring myself to get tested...


first time I tested myself for HIV

This was the first time I tested myself for HIV. Personally being able to do a test by yourself in...


This test is so vital

This test is so vital to the health and well being of people in all walks of life. So many of us...


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,...


Why I tested

Having lived in London for a long period of my life and having had a very active sex life, not...


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...


HIV Self Test

I have only ever had 1 STI test in the past and have been overdue for about a month as it is so...


1st Time Test

Never tested before as I was always afraid to ask for one at the Doctors. This self test at home...


home testing kit

it was pretty straight forward. made a lil error realising after 15mins that i hadn't pushed it in...


BIOSURE HIV TEST

I had unprotected sex with a few partners, and one night stands up until 2010. I stopped that when...


What's 15 minutes?

I started the test then hopped in the shower to keep my mind off the test. It honestly feels like...


I had been in a manogomous relationship

I had been in a manogomous relationship (as much as I aware of course) for a year and a half. Don't...


HIV Home Test

This service is just fantastic, gives peace of mind to those who are like me too scared or nervous...


I had unprotected sex

I had unprotected sex during an impromptu Chem sesh party I ended up at and was too scared to have...


I have had unprotected sex in the past

I chose to take a HIV test as I have had unprotected sex in the past. It's something that has...


Less scary then going to a clinic or gp

I recently found I was pregnant and the midwife had left a leaflet about the HIV test you get...


I was made to feel ashamed at std clinic

I recently started a new relationship and we both wanted to get tested. It's the first time in my...


Test Line - clarification required

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


HIV selftest suited me

The test arrived in plain packaging as promised one working day after ordering. I am a gay man who...


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...


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...


BioSure relief

I went a bit off the rails when I broke up with my partner. Started having (a lot) of random sex...


Gay man using HIV Self Test for the first time

I go regularly to the GUM clinic but this can be a hassle. They all seem to do 'walk-in' style now...


Finally got tested

I have been putting this off for years because I haven't been very sexually active and the few...


I'd had many unsafe sexual encounters

I'd had many unsafe sexual encounters - deliberate and knowing the risks. I don't really know why,...


Living in fear for years

I have been living in fear for years thinking that I could have been infected with HIV. I was...


Long-term partner has HIV

I've been with my partner for 10 years - he has HIV, I do not. He is on treatment and has an...


Promiscuous throughout my early twenties

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


Worried myself sick

Worried myself sick for years after a few mistakes when I hadn't used protection,tried to put it...


Reduced my anxiety

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


will sleep after long

I did put myself at risk last year in october. From that time onwards it was continously bugging me...


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...


Taking the test

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


Privacy and peace of mind

As a gay man living in a rural part of the United Kingdom, access to sexual health screening which...


A little worry??

I have take two times, first was at 82 days(almost 12 weeks) after taking risk(with condom) and...


Quick. Discrete.

It's hard to find time to visit your local GP at the best of times, this test is essential for...


I live in Italy

I live in Italy and the HIV test here is only available in general blood clinics without any...


I'd put off and avoided ever getting a test

I was scared and absolutely petrified. Like everyone I'd practiced safe sex but we all make...


I had put off and put off going to get a test in a clinic

I am so thankful for this test. I had put off and put off going to get a test in a clinic or at the...


I do have an unhealthy sex life now & then..

As I'm a straight guy,I do have an unhealthy sex life by visiting escorts now & then.And there...


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...


It takes courage to do the test alone.

The last time I tested for HIV was late 2013 and after that I was exposed to the virus. Although my...


The thought of attending a GUM clinic terrifies me so I chose the home test option

I have not been tested since 2011 and not always practiced safe sex in the time that has passed....


I put off using it for a few months!

The self test kit arrived very quickly, but I put off using it for a few months! Result: negative....


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...


Self test. I have done some risky things in the past

Just got the test this morning. I have done some risky things in the past but I always ask about...


home testing kits

I've recently purchased and (just) used the new HIV home testing kit. I test regulary but find...


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...


Home HIV Testing - " I thought I'd give it a go"

I received the kit this morning and found it very informative and easy to use, the hardest bit to...


HIV self-test - "very relieved!!"

Living in Jersey there was a little delay with shipping but the organisation I purchased the test...


My Self Test

I was quite irrationally terrified when my new girlfriend asked me to have an HIV test before going...


"It's value for money and gives closure"

Although my test arrived on the Wednesday, I waited until the Friday evening to do. For me, it just...


It was the longest 15 minutes of my life. But no matter what the result was, I had to find out.

It was the longest 15 minutes of my life. But no matter what the result was, I had to find out. The...


HIV selftest was amazing.

HIV selftest was amazing. My nearest GUM clinic is 10 miles away with very restricted opening...


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...


HIV Self Test - FIRST TIME

So fantastically simple to do! I cannot stress how anxious you can get having to go to a doctor or...


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

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


HIV self-testing

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