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anxiety about my test result

Hello! :) Anxious American here. I have anxiety about my test result and would appreciate your...


stored below 8 degrees celcius

Hi. I tested negative but I'm worried that it is a false negative. I left the bio sure test kit in...


Concerned

Hi, I took the test in early December I timed it for around 15 minutes and took a good few...


Did I do the Biosure test correctly?

I think I’ve done the test correct but after three minutes the movement didn’t appear to be...


Clear shiny line, whats that mean?

Hi, I did the test and the control line is clearly red, but when I looked very closely I can see...


Faint line appear after next day

Hi. I bought 3 unit of icare hiv rapid test kit. I tried for the first kit. Within 30 mins...


discolored/white T line?

Hello I’ve made a HIV rapid test. I put a smaller than required amount of blood and the right...


What are the chances of a manufacturers fault?

What are the chances of a manufacturers fault? I tested a year after my possible exposure. I...


Control line slightly lower down

Hi. I have 2 negative results from 2 Biosure HIV tests but the 2nd one has a single control line...


Control Line Faint

I took a test yesterday and it showed 2 lines but the first line which is control line was fainted....


Partial Control Line

Hi, I did a test yesterday in a bit of a panic and didn't use enough blood (couldn't get enough...


Control line clarification

Hi took Biosure test yesterday this is my third test .Last two tests I done I could see blood...


Buffer pot

When doing the self test kit i didnt let it stand up for 15 minutes. Does the test still perform...


Am i clear from hiv?

Hi this is my story. The stress and worry i cannot explain. I had sex with a massage worker when i...


second test?

Hi, I had unprotected sex with my partner whom I don't know his status. So we decided to test, the...


Anxiety

I tested for HIV with a test kit from my friend and it didn't have instructions so the results came...


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...


Can’t let go of anxiety

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


Elite controllers

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


I had a test at my home

I had a test at my home. Then after 20 minutes there was only control line - but after two hours 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....


Test effect

I plucked up the courage to use your test again after weeks and months of anxiety. Have used them...


Is this normal?

Hello  - Is it normal for a test to run almost immediately upon placing it into the pot?  It was...


Test Line positioning

Hi all, thank you for an incredible piece of equipment. I conducted my test and could see a very...


Is result valid?

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


Shadow on test

Im a bit concerned. Im sure my result was negative bit there was a slight red shadow ontop of blue...


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...


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...


Faint grey line?

Hi, I just used the BioSure test kit and received a strange result. Within 15 minutes I could only...


Pink/Purple Control Line

Hi there, I took a Biosure test and after respecting all the indications and the 15mins, only the...


Second line - Visibility

Hi, what is the visibility of a “weak” second line? I took my test 3 - 4 months after the...


Unsure

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


15 minutes timeframe

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


Test line worry - need confirmation

  Hi BioSURE I did my test, after three minutes there was no rising blood so I pushed it...


Was test reliable?

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


Anxiety after 2 negative tests

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


Worries 93

Hi I have had 3 tests since possible exposure and would like to know the reliability of my...


Test line question

I did the test and got a strong control line which reassured me that it had worked, however I am...


I moved the device

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


Question for device fall

Hi, I was taking the test to see the result after 15 minutes and few seconds but I unintentionally...


Test question

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


HIV test line

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


false positive?

I got a positive result the second line was a weak line, I have previous been infected with...


Result accuracy

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


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...


can drinking impact result?

I took a test and then control line appeared and was very purple/ solid for half of it and then it...


Results question

Whilst checking the results of the test, the control line was there, which was a good solid line....


Buffer pot in the base?

Hi there I recently took the test, it all ran fine I got the control line and it was negative...


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...


White shadow

Hi, I done the test and the control line is obvious but where the test line is I can see a very...


AMAZING service, AMAZING product!

I recently had unprotected sex and then started reading the horror stories that are on the...


Result Question

Hi, 1st I'd like to thank you for providing this test, I was so anxious about going to clinic...


Could filter make test invalid?

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


Faint red spreading after 15 minutes

Hi, I found there was some faint red spreading after 15 minutes from the bottom of my strip in my...


Stop Googling, start testing

In October 2016 I used my first BioSure HIV self test, and it was negative. The relief was instant...


Testing

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


Control line concern

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


blood sample valid?

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


Faint control line

I had real trouble getting enough blood for the test and after about 15-20 mins the control line...


Scared of getting tested? - PLEASE READ

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


4 Biosure Test

Hello. I have a question about realiability of Biosure hiv self test. I did 4 test. 1st one at 11...


my cd4 count

Hi, I am 37 yr female and had unprotected sex in September 2016, beginning of. I did a 1\2 rapid...


Can I rely on result ?

I did test and came negative but control line was pink, not red. Can I rely on result ?


Unsure about result

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


Could my saliva affect the test?

Hi, I had a negative test only with the control line. My doubt is I sucked the first drop of...


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...


Buffer pot

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


Control line

I was wondering how is made control line. Is it just to say that blood and buffer went through the...


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...


Test Question

Hi I recently done a biosure test it came back negative thank god. I purchased one for my...


Test - is it still valid?

Hi I recently completed a test and after 15 minutes there were no lines. I then realised I had not...


Problems with testing

I performed an HIV test yesterday. The test fits well into the space. I can see one single very...


Retest -Mind is stressful

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


Review

So I pulled the trigger and bought the self test. It arrived early this morning so after waking up...


Control line Clarification

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


Test have to lay down later??

Do you have to lay your test in the result book?? When you're positive it is easy to see 2...


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...


Was my test valid?

Hi there, I ran the Biosure test a few days ago and after reading the instructions and using the...


Repeat test after 13 minutes results?

Hello! I did three tests since I had my risk (oral sex with ejaculation). First 31 days (4th...


test question

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


Question about the test

Hi, I completed the test and and have a very clear control line only. There is no coloured...


Test Results

I have done the HIV test and only one line appeared the control line, but my test there was not as...


Biosure concern

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


My Anxiety can Stop

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


So glad I tested

So glad I tested gives peace of mind. Keeps you in control of your mind and body, I was really...


Results question

Tested negative but shortly after 15 min a faint line appeared above the purple control line. What...


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...


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...


HIV FastTest

Hi! I used the HIV fast test about 20 minutes ago with a negative result. I'm in a monogamous...


Why I tested

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


Did my test work?

I placed the strip in the buffer pot and lots of blood went up the strip and not the purple line.....


negative

in the biosure web I have see this: "If you have any reason to believe your test result is...


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 ....


Reliability

Hello. I have a question about realiability of Biosure hiv self test. I did 3 test about 12 months...


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...


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...


Unsure

I done a test, however it was not pushed the whole way down the buffer pot. The blood did move up...


I was just wondering

I was just wondering, if the control line appears does that mean without doubt that the test was...


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,...


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...


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 want to congratulate those who developed this test.

I want to congratulate those who developed this test. It is quick easy to use and reliable. I have...


Boy, am I glad this test exists!

Boy am I glad this test exists! Great discreet packaging, very simple and easy to use test with...


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: 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 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...