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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....


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...


Relief - thank you

As many have mentioned already the mind is a very powerful thing. I was sick with worry every...


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...


Question about negative result

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


worried that I might have caught HIV

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


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...


Overthinking Until I’m Sick

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


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...


Lots of symptoms

hello world, i would just like to say that i have been having a lot of symptoms and signs that all...


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...


extreme anxiety

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


Sillyandscared

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


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...


I was fearful to get a test

I took the test today thank god negative. I was concerned about an incident many years ago and was...


possible exposure - condom broke

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


Stop Googling, start testing

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


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...


After years (too long I know)..

After years (too long I know) of putting off having a test for fear of a positive result, I finally...


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 always thought I should get tested

Ive never been tested for hiv; I always thought I should get tested just in case but never had the...


Symptoms and testing

Hi, I have experienced low fever of 37.5 to 37.8 in nearly 1 week, not constant. Three days ago I...


I'm so scared of going to the GUM clinic

I'm so scared of going to the GUM clinic and getting tested then waiting two weeks for a result and...


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...


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...


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...


Been in a panic for last two years

Been in a panic for last two years since I foolishly slept with an escort on a drunken night. My...


First time test for HIV

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


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...


Why I tested

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


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 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...


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...


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...


Still worried.

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


Living in fear for years

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


Best thing I've done this year

Best thing I have done this year. A scary 15 mins but the relief of the negative result made may so...


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...


Crippling Anxiety

A while ago I started to notice some peculiarities with my body and began the process of self...


will sleep after long

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


too worried to go and be tested for fear of being seen by someone I know

A few years ago I made some bad decisions and had unprotected heterosexual sex with a number of men...


I was an immature idiot, living my life in fear and denial

I was an immature idiot, living my life in fear and denial. Fear that I had it and 'I'd deal with...


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...


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...


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...


I've taken 13 tests since the possible exposure

I've taken 13 tests since the possible exposure I had and after some worrying symptoms, tthey've...


hiv self test.. rest the worried mind

So for years ive been worried about my sexual health. Too scared to talk about it to my gp or go to...


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...


HIV self-test - "Relieved"

I first heard about the Biosure HIV self test on the TV literally 48 hours ago. I am a gay man, 61...


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...


Biosure HIV self test

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