Talking about home testing for HIV

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75 days

Hi,
about 11 week ago i had unprotected oral sex about 10 sec and protected vaginal sex. I took the test at 7 weeks, 8 weeks 9 weeks, 10 weeks, and last 75 days after the exposure and all result is negative. last 9 days for 12 weeks and just wondering what is the chance that it may become positive at 12 weeks? or do I need an other test 9 days later.
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Stress freak
 Thinking on 30th April 2018

Really thank you for the earlier response I did my 12 week hiv duo test and it came negative, but recently I got swollen lymph nodes in neck, apart of these symptoms I didn't have any other symptoms.Can you tell me how accurate is HIV duo test after 89 days. Is there any chance that hiv antibodies are been producing in my body after 90 days. Some websites says that HIV test after 6 months will be conclusive. Do I have to go for any other test further. Can you please answer it.

Gary Carpenter, BioSure (UK) Limited
 Work on 20th April 2018

Hi Stress Freak Thanks for getting in touch. The chances of your test being a false negative at 75 days post exposure is about 2%. So your negative test result is extremely encouraging. To be certain of a negative result you would need to test again at 12 weeks after exposure. I hope that this helps. Kind regards Gary Carpenter BioSure (UK) Limited

Stress freak
 Thinking on 19th April 2018

I had safe sex with Csw which didn't lasted for more than a minute and it's not ejected properly. After that she gave me a oral sex. I did my HIV antibody test after 75 days and it came non reactive. Recently I am finding symptoms of losing weight, lost of appetite, and sore throat. I know after 3months the test will be conclusive. Is there any chance of test results will change.

Gary Carpenter, BioSure (UK) Limited
 Work on 05th December 2017

Hi CEKEMENT Thanks for getting in touch. Your negative test result is extremely encouraging. The chances of a negative being wrong 11 weeks after possible infection is much less than 1%. Also, given the timing of the symptoms you describe and if they were the effect of an HIV infection, then by now you would definitely have created the antibodies required for the test to work. The chances of contracting HIV from single incident of oral sex with someone HIV positive is also extremely low, way less than 1 in 1,000. Given all of these factors I would suggest that your negative test results for HIV are conclusive and reliable, despite the symptoms you describe. I hope that this answers your question. Kind regards Gary Carpenter BioSure (UK) Limited

CKEMENT
 Thinking on 04th December 2017

Hi i had unprotected oral sex with a Guy i don't know his status .....after 3weeks i notice a swollen glands in my back and in my groin ...i am so afraid i get tested AT 74 days it was negative ....now am AT 77 ...i also have lots of back pain

Gary Carpenter, BioSure (UK) Limited
 Work on 20th June 2017

Hi Really Stress Thanks for getting in touch with us, we are often asked questions about the "window period", the time that a test may not pick up recent HIV infections. The issue is not so much with the test but the person testing. The bodies of people infected with HIV all react at times after infection. Most rapid tests, like the BioSURE HIV Self Test, work by detecting antibodies to the virus created by the body. The process of antibody creation can start from as soon as 24 days after infection (about 5% of people), but for some people that process doesn't happen until as long as 12 weeks after infection (99.99%). At 75 days the chances of a False Negative are about 2%. So your series of negative results are extremely encouraging, but can't be conclusive until 12 weeks after your exposure. I'm sorry that I can't be more conclusive than this. Kind regards Gary Carpenter BioSure (UK) Limited

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