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12 weeks or 6 months?

I’m looking for some clarification. The bio sure test says it can detect antibody’s after 12 weeks or 84 days. I have been doing some reading and seen that it can take up to 6 months for antibodies to be developed in some people. Is it better for me to wait 6 months to avoid the possibility for a false neg result?

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Becky, BioSure UK Ltd
 Work on 07th April 2021

Hi Eddie, The BioSURE HIV Self Test has been proven to be able to accurately detect infection at 12 weeks (84 days). A negative result at 84 days is reliable and is conclusive - you do not need to wait 6 months post exposure to retest. It depends on which type of test you use but most self-tests are second generation and usually have a window period of no more than 3 months so just be sure to check the window period of that specific test. I hope this helps. Kindest regards, Becky

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