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83 days

Hello, I had an encounter with a working girl (escort) 83 days ago now the condom did not split but I did perform brief oral on her, after a week I went to my GP (I’m in England) and they referred me for a blood test a week later the result came back negative but I know a week after potential exposure may not always be a conclusive test result so I have purchased one of your Biosure self test kits and used it today and I’m glad to say the result was negative! My question is that today is the 83rd day since potential exposure and I know 84 days would of been 12 weeks officially but surely the difference between 83 days and 84 is so minimal should I presume this test is conclusive or should I go and get a further blood test at the hospital? Thanks in advance.

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Becky, BioSure UK Ltd
 Work on 26th April 2021

Hi Bulut, A negative result at 83 days is extremely reliable and your result is very very unlikely to change now however it would be unprofessional of me to assume that you are negative given that a negative result can only be considered as conclusive at 84 days (12 weeks). I know it might seem silly but I would recommend to retest now that you are outside of the specified window period. I hope this helps. Kindest regards, Becky

 Used on 11th February 2021

I had my hiv test 83 days after and was negative should I worry anymore?

Becky Smith, BioSure UK LTD
 Work on 22nd October 2020

Hi, Our HIV self test has a window period of 12 weeks, you can test at any time during this period but you will need to retest at 84 days for a conclusive result. I hope this helps. Becky

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 None on 22nd October 2020

Hi, is a rapid poc hiv test accurate after 66 days?

Francesca Bard, BioSure (UK) Ltd
 Work on 19th October 2018

Hi crazyanxiety. As I have previously stated the symptoms you have described are much more likely to be caused by something other than HIV - this could even be due to stress and worry. As long as you have got a negative/control line with the BioSure HIV self test after the 12 week window period your negative result is reliable. For some people a negative result is just as difficult to accept as a positive one. We all have many worries in our lives however for you HIV is not one. Please let me know if I could help you further. Francesca Bard, BioSure (UK) Ltd

 Used on 18th October 2018

Paranoid04 here, thanks for the response! I thought that may be the case but as you stated 83 days negative biosure rapid test can be considered 99.99% conclusive however I did go for another blood test yesterday at the hospital this was before you had replied. Just to give myself 100% peace of mind, regardless I would recommend this test for anyone with any doubts of HIV it’s reasonably priced, easy to use, quick and reliable.

Francesca Bard, BioSure (UK) Ltd
 Work on 18th October 2018

Hi Paranoid4 I would like to start by stating that this circumstance is very low risk. You have taken the correct steps by testing however 1 week after potential exposure would not give you a conclusive result. Testing at 83 days with a BioSure HIV self test would give you a conclusive result the reason being 99.9% of people have produced antibodies by this time which is what our test looks for. I hope this helps put your mind at rest and thank you for choosing BioSure. Kindest regards Francesca Bard, BioSure (UK) td

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