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Accuracy of test?

I only had two unprotected sexes. Eight months ago, my bio test was negative. I forgot to wash my hands before the test. Is this reliable? Do I need to do a second bio test?
Many Thanks

3 Responses

Becky Smith, BioSURE UK LTD
 Work on 25th October 2019

Hi Meah, If you are to test in another 6 weeks, it is certain that your body will have produced enough antibodies to be detected by the test. At 6 weeks, you're right in saying that 95% of people will have produced antibodies, but every person produces antibodies at different rates. We encourage people to test after 12 weeks post exposure as our test can only be reliable if the person has produced enough antibodies for the test to detect this, and there is no way of knowing whether your body has produced enough. I would suggest waiting another 6 weeks and retesting for a conclusive result. Any more questions, get back in touch. Happy to help, Kindest regards, Becky

 Used on 23rd October 2019

I had encountered a very high risk for HIV, I am residing n a country that deports HIV infected people, so I decided to buy biosure and do the test at home, I did my test after 6 weeks and it was negative result , that put me on ease after 6 weeks of anxiety and non sleep, according to the pamphlet the accuracy after 6 weeks is 95%, how likely will that change when I do the retest after another 6 weeks for reassurance?

Francesca Bard, BioSure (UK) Ltd
 Used on 14th October 2019

Hi Negative. Not washing your hands would not affect the result of your BioSURE HIV self test therefore there is no need to retest after this exposure. Thank you for choosing BioSure. Kindest regards Francesca Bard, BioSure (UK) Ltd

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