Talking about home testing for HIV

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82 Days Test

Hi,

Iv’e read that the test is reliable at the 3 month mark, i’ve done my biosure test at 81 days and turned negative. Do i need to re test?

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Jimmy
 Used on 30th January 2017

That's the thing, 4 doctors don't have a clue hence my suspicion, perhaps a 6 months one is needed.

Gary Carpenter, BioSure (UK) Limited
 Work on 30th January 2017

Hi Jimmy To answer your question the answer is very probably that the lymph node enlargement is not to do with HIV seroconversion. I would strongly recommend that you return to the physician that prescribed you antibiotics in order to identify the underlying cause. As I said it is very, very unlikely that the lymph node enlargement is due to HIV but you should find out the underlying cause. I hope that this helps. Kind regards Gary

Jimmy
 Used on 30th January 2017

Hello, Thanks for your availability prior to this message, as you know i had the test at 3 and 4 months both negative, my question is very simple and straight to the point, my lymph nodes got worse in the meantime and now i have both under armpits, neck and groin. As i said previously antibiotics had no effect and the first node appeared just before i did my 3 month test, could it be that im serconverting now hence my negative results at 3 and 4 months? Regards

Jimmy
 Used on 12th December 2016

Email sent

Gary Carpenter, BioSure (UK) Limited
 Work on 08th December 2016

Hi Jimmy I understand how anxious you are about your HIV status. However, all of the evidence that you have goes to show that you do not have an HIV infection. Did your doctor offer another HIV test? If not would you like us to send you another test. When that test comes up negative you will feel much better. There is virtually no chance of 2 tests being wrong. We can even send you a test from a different batch. If you would like another test please email me, gcarpenter@biosure.co.uk with your original order number and I will make arrangements. Please don't be concerned, I am sure that your negative test result is correct. Kind regards Gary

JIMMY
 Used on 07th December 2016

Now the doc told me that my neck one is a calcified gland there for years but I'm sure it was never there. Im seriously worried.

Gary Carpenter, BioSure (UK) Limited
 Work on 07th December 2016

Hi Jimmy I will start this by saying that your negative test is very reliable. If the swellings you have were due to HIV they could only be enlarged if you had already started to produce antibodies. So if the swellings were due to HIV infection your test result would have been positive. Swellings of the lymph nodes are an uncommon symptom of HIV but are common in many other infections that would also not be reduced by antibiotics. I am sure that your negative result is accurate, however, in order to help you find peace of mind we would consider sending you another test if you think that this would help. Kind regards Gary Carpenter BioSure (UK) Limited

jimmy
 Used on 06th December 2016

the nodes seems to increase, have one in the neck and the one under my arm doesn't seem to clear even with an antibiotic course. This is starting to worry me again, maybe I'm starting to build antibodies at a later stage?

Gary Carpenter
 Work on 23rd November 2016

Hi Jimmy Thanks for getting in touch again. Based on the time from your suspected exposure it is very unlikely that the symptoms you described are a consequence of HIV infection. The BioSURE HIV Self Test is extremely sensitive to HIV antibodies at 82 days, so another test is probably not necessary. I hope that this helps. Kind regards Gary Carpenter BioSure (UK) Ltd

Jimmy
 Used on 23rd November 2016

Hi, After having the test negative at 82 days I'm know discovered that I have s swollen gland under my armpit and found two very small pimples on my hand. Do you think I should re test? Thanks

Gary Carpenter, BioSure (UK)
 Work on 14th November 2016

Dear Jimmy No, you do not need to re-test. We say 3 months, but it is really 12 weeks, to make it easy for people to understand, but at 81 days the result will be just as accurate as it would have been at 84 days (12 weeks). I hope that this helps. Kind regards Gary Carpenter BioSure (UK) Limited

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