Talking about home testing for HIV

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Worried 2020

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I had a high risk exposure, I did a 4th generation test at 35 days and I’ve also done 4 biosure tests at 87, 92,96 and 101 days would you say that’s a conclusive hiv status?

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SA math teacher
 Used on 18th March 2020

If you did 4 tests at 99% accurate, the chance that they are ALL wrong is 99x99x99x99. It ends up as a more than 96 million to 1 chance. Unless you got HIV after you done those tests you are Negative for sure.

Becky Smith, BioSURE UK LTD
 Work on 18th March 2020

Hi Worried 2020, The BioSure HIV self-test has a clinical sensitivity of 99.7% (which basically describes how reliable the test is at giving a positive result for those who have HIV). This means that on average 997 in every 1000 positive cases will be detected correctly. In addition to this, it has a clinical sensitivity of 99.9% (which describes how reliable the test is at giving a negative result for those who do not have HIV). 999 in every 1000 negative cases will be detected correctly. The BioSure test is essentially 99.7% accurate at detecting infection 12 weeks post exposure. I hope this information helps, if you have any other questions please feel free to leave them in the thread below. Kindest regards, Becky BioSURE UK LTD

Worried 2020
 Used on 17th March 2020

Is the test 99.9% accurate or 99.7% I'm confused??

Becky Smith, BioSURE UK LTD
 Work on 17th March 2020

Hi Worried 2020, The BioSure self-tests are second generation and therefore have a 12 week window period (84 days). All 4 BioSure tests that you have performed after 84 days are conclusive and as all 4 tests were negative then you can be extremely confident in your negative HIV status. Kindest regards, Becky, BioSURE UK LTD

Worried 2020
 Used on 16th March 2020

All came back negative..

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