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Reliable result?

Hi, I had unprotected oral sex with a sex worker on the 29/12/2019, unprotected oral on the...


Accuracy

Please to refer this statement in relation to your test accuracy "A false HIV-negative result...


Drunk sex

I live in a quiet area of  Scotland. I got drunk 1 night not long ago and started messaging a guy...


False Negatives and sticky antibodies

Hello The post from Gary (in


Testing - what shall I do?

Am not an drug user or having sex with other people. I just have sex with my husband which is my...


Testing time

Hi so I took a biosure test 6 months after any possible exposure. Test came up neg. Can I trust...


Testing worry

I have taken 3 tests 1 about 60 days after possible exposure another one at 100 days and another...


I had unprotected oral

I had unprotected oral with a woman sex for less than 4 minutes even less. Then i stood up and went...


Sticky Antibodies

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


Negative?

Hi Purchased this test and did it over the weekend, after 3 months. I received what I think is a...


2 Negative Results

I’ve tested negative twice with biosure test at least 1 year after possible exposure. Yet I am...


Is lancet secure?

Hi I would like to ask is the lancet sterilised and doesn't cause any harm. I didn’t had any...


Control line panic

I suffer from General Anxiety Disorder so sometimes my own reflection worries me! I particularly...


Worried about another line on strip

I’ve done a biosure hiv test 9 months after exposure and I’ve got the control line but also...


Results

I tested twice on this self test and recieved faint positives on both. I then tested at a clinic...


Relieved after 3 and a half years

3 and a half years ago I had a sexual assault experience whilst at uni. I woke up in my own bed...


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...


Possibly hugely overthinking?

Hi I recently completed a UK Biosure test for HIV after a 3 month window period. I tested...


2 tests enough?

I have taken 2 biosure tests well outside window (years) for exposure. Although both negative, been...


I was so scared...

I was so scared, after watching a movie where this guys boyfriend has sex with other man, and is...


False negatives on test

Please, I am going out of mind here. Took a biosure test a few years after possible exposure, as...


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...


Question about faint line on rapid blood test

I had receptive anal sex with a few partners (all wearing condoms and HIV negative) for a while and...


Unprotected oral sex

Hello. i had unprotected oral sex (from me to her and from her to me) on 15 February. After a week....


now my anxiety is back

I got tested at home today after a couple of years of being anxious and fearful...I waited 20...


Two tests after 17 weeks of possible exposure

Hello, I took two tests after possible exposure. Although I used to use condoms, there were some...


I did a 4th gen test at 5 weeks

I have done a 4th gen test at 5 weeks, and 4 biosure tests 84 up to 91 days, then another 4th gen...


Test execution

I had a negative test only with control line - but due to the anxiety I moved the test more times...


Cheated on wife

Cheated on wife 6 months ago unprotected with a sex worker. Have had 2 test 1) 4th gen ab/ag and...


Test was negative but I'm still terrified

Hi I had sex March 30th and was so scared because I had sex with a condom and he took it off for...


Is a negative result after 3 months conclusive test?!

Hi there, I feel like I’ve become one of those people seeking reassurance by looking on the...


99.7 % sure?

Hi! I am wondering if the test is 100% reliable if I take the test 8 weeks after my exposure? If I...


I had an incident 5 months ago

I had an incident 5 months ago i was having sex with a female escort the condom broke I was worried...


Hiv antibody test

Had an encounter with a guy (I’m a man) just over 7 weeks ago. We did oral on each other and he...


Maybe HIV Exposure

Hello I had sex with a prostitute around October 25 of 2019 when I was having sex with her the...


Possible hiv infection

Hi so I’m really scared. I wanna be detailed so anyone who knows anything can help and give me...


I tested 3months after possible exposure

I tested 3months after possible exposure negative and 4months become positive. Could it be as a...


I believe I have hiv

Desperately need your help. I had a high risk exposure. 5 days later I fell sick, stomach cramps,...


About 7 weeks ago

About 7 weeks ago I had sex with lady I met of an unknown status. The condom I used pulled out but...


Concerned and worried

Hi myself and my wife had a threesome with a guy. We found out afterward that he was in his window...


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...


high risk exposure 7-8 weeks ago

19, male, high risk exposure 7-8 weeks ago. Took a self test 3-4 weeks after potential exposure-...


Bought 2 biosure test kits

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


I had encountered a very high risk

I had encountered a very high risk for HIV, I am residing in a country that deports HIV infected...


Exposed to HIV with a sex worker

Hi, I was exposed to HIV with a sex worker and immediately the condom broke, she told me she was...


Anxiety/ overthinking

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


B12 Vitamin Supplement

Hi my last possible exposure to HIV was 10yrs ago. I've done 2 Biosure tests in the last 2 weeks...


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...


False Negative ?

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


can negative change?

Hello I had sex the first week of April I got tested in a clinic on May 8 they took out blood an...


Thank you!

Thanks for making this test available! Had a phase of bad decisions and conveniently, not enough...


Can’t let go of anxiety

I have tested negative using the biosure test kit. It is 15 months since my last possible exposure....


Test Advice please

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


6 Months After Unprotected Sex

Having had unprotected sex around 6 months ago, I wanted to take the test. The result was...


sti

Can having another unknown condition or sti e.g. syphillis cause the biosure test to show a false...


Amazing and so simple to use

Four years ago I had an unprotected encounter and I regret it all the time, I started over thinking...


working with blood sample

I am working in a lab where I deal with blood samples of unknown medical history. While working...


Biosure self test kit

Hi I recently might have had exposure to hiv. I've had symptoms that could be seroconversion. Cold,...


More than 3 months ago

Good day, More than 3 months ago, i had protected sex but the condom ended up tearing in the...


Ars and testing

Hi, I've used your tests in the past and they have always been a handy, and private way to test...


Know your status - Thank you!

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


First self test.

Want to say what a wonderful little kit this is! Easy to use, must say prior to using it I was both...


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...


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...


Could tests be wrong?....Worried

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


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...


Psoriasis

Hi, Please can you advise if the autoimmune response is psoriasis can cause false positives with...


How accurate at 11 weeks?

How accurate is a Biosure test at 11 weeks after ? Is there a need to do another?


Convinced I have HIV

Hi - I have had 12 antibody test using 4 Biosure test and two test were i-test and 6 at 4 different...


false negative and symptoms

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


83 days

Hello, I had an encounter with a working girl (escort) 83 days ago now the condom did not split but...


worried that I might have caught HIV

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


I have now done 3 tests

This might seem like a really ridiculous thing to ask my anxiety is through the roof thinking that...


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...


Anxiety after 2 negative tests

Hello! 6 years ago I had protected (Condom) sex with an HIV+ guy both as top and bottom. He...


Are my symptoms HIV?

Hi. I had possible exposure to HIV+female,after the exposure i developed lots of symptoms that are...


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...


How long is too long?

I gave unprotected oral sex about 5 or 6 years ago to my then boyfriend when we were 15-16 years...


Hiv test at nearly 10 weeks

Rimming incident with a gay guy who has suddenly blanked me. I've since had very severe fatigue...


HIV test after 7weeks...

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


Oral exposure

Had fellatio performed on me (with condom) 12 weeks ago by a woman from West Africa. Had a negative...


Test questions - new partner

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


Please don’t judge me

I had a risky encounter with another man (I cheated on my wife) since then I had symptoms for HIV...


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...


Biosure peace of mind.

I am still worried about having HIV. I had protected sex with a prostitute in October 2016. I took...


HIV test line

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


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...


Sterile lancet in pack

I’m panicking as I can’t remember if my lancet was in the box or in the foil pouch and if...


My test results

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


I read the test to soon

Hi I did the onestep hiv 1/2 rapid test cassette. I was stupid and did the test in a hurry. After...


idiot proof!

Honestly, making myself push down on the lancet was the hardest thing about the whole process. I...


About test line

I test HIV rapid test and test show negative at 20-30 minute. But 3-4 hours later test line show...


I'm worried and very suicidal

Had protected sex with 2 girls and get a negative after 5 days after having sex. The first girl i...


Supermarket kits?

I have to say this kit is very good, I was worried since I did have a few girlfriends through my...


Could filter make test invalid?

I was wondering what makes the control line active? Is it another type of antibody ? Also the...


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...


Test at 40 days

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


Can I stop worrying?

I had a suspected risk from oral on October 31. I got a test done one the 2 November which came...


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...


Test Line Orange

When I first conducted the test, the test looked negative. However, I noticed there was a line just...


Could I be the 0.3%?

I did a biosure test 3 weeks after unprotected sex with a male (I’m female) it came back...


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...


I had been very stupid

Took the biosure test today and was so relieved to have a negative result. The longest 15 mins in...


just tested with biosure

i have been going out of my mind with worry the last two weeks after having protected sex but oral...


Paranoid Hypochondriac

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


I'm not sure if the test is accurate

I followed the directions of the test however after 15 minutes the result was not showing as I...


Realy paranoia

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


Louis

Hi, I've been working in Italy for a year now and I will be back in UK only in 4/5 months. Last...


Testing

I done the test correctly as the control line came up, although the colour of the pad went a pinky...


blood sample valid?

I am concerned about the reliability of my negative test result. The test says to use blood from...


I met someone online

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


Confused about my test

I'm a paranoid person - i tend to worry and be anxious about everything - not surprising then that...


HIV home testing

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


Anxiety will not leave me

So abput 7years ago I had relations with a man, a man whom I later found out was married. Needless...


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...


Test line

Hi, could the inbuilt test line ever fall off or down the device after manufacturing before it...


I have been so worried

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


I try to do HIV tests regularly

I try to do HIV tests regularly as I have positive partner. Most of the hiv prevention...


After a high risk situation with a sex worker

After a high risk situation with a sex worker I did a hiv1 pcr test after 13 days which was...


Still worried as getting lot of throat troubles

Have had two tests one at six months and another at 1 year. First test didnt look just right as...


Testing

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


All the symptoms, Really Scared.

Hi, I had oral/intercourse with sex worker abroad, 4 weeks ago, i did use a condom however. 3...


Retest -Mind is stressful

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


Control line Clarification

Hi I had done the test and found only the control line. But i am being paranoid whether the test...


Query about buying a test on Amazon

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


extremely anxious

Hi , I bought one of your tests as i have been suffering with serious anxiety because of this. i...


Do I need another test?

My wife was diagnosed with hiv 6yrs ago but never told me anything about it until about 4 days...


Biosure concern

Hi I took the rapid test on 21 October but didn't follow the instructions properly. I lay the test...


Peace of Mind--Stress Reliever

I was stressing out over the possibility of being HIV positive, so either way I knew I had to know....


Question about testing

I got a negative test outside the window period but I don't think I disinfected my finger before...


i had an exposure 15 months ago

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


Negative HIV test

It had been in the back of my mind for many years. I have never been promiscuous but had period...


percent false negative

Hello, I brought one of your tests and took it at 5 weeks which was negative and then I took...


taking the blood sample wasn't bad at all

Fantastic service, arrived quickly, discretely packaged, very easy to use, taking the blood sample...


The test is very professional, easy to use

The test is very professional, easy to use and most importantly it comes in discreet packaging....


Should I still be worried?

I stupidly had a one night stand with someone 2 years ago. after 2 years I came across this test...


So much better than going to a clinic

This was brilliant. So much better than going to a clinic and having to wait for hours, especially...


I've been meaning to visit a medical professional for a HiV

I've been meaning to visit a medical professional for a HiV test just for piece of mind as it's...


Self testing

This couldn't have been simpler, and to know your status so quick is another worry off my mind.


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...


I had unprotected sex

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


Negative - Do i need this confirmed?

All the videos and literature says "if you're positive don't panic - get your results confirmed by...


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...


14months on from exposiure 3 tests I'm still worried i have HIV

I won't go in to to much details other wise i will be here for ever - but basically I'm now 14...


Self testing

OMG I have been shi**ing my self with worry, for a few days. I had a normal blood test, and it came...


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,...


Self testing after partner was diagnosed

I was at work when my partner who lives abroad sent me the message which you never want to receive,...


Taking the test

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


A little worry??

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


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...


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...


HIV self test - the option to test

I had a test years ago, it took years of the thought of being positive in the back of my mind to...


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 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...


My Self Test

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


I appreciate the anonymity..

The test was very simple and straightforward to use. I appreciate the anonymity it afforded and...


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...