Talking about home testing for HIV

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Antibodies Q

I’ve taken a Biosure test after the 3 month window period. The result was negative. I received one line which is the control line (please confirm this is correct)

I understand that the 3 month window period is there to show a conclusive result as this is for the time it takes for the antibodies to show. Can antibodies take even longer to be generated? Your tests look for the antibodies is that enough to confirm that I don’t have HIV after 3 months?

Also are your tests used in the NHS or clinical settings. Do I need to go for a blood test at a GUM clinic to confirm my negative result?

I look forward to hearing from you
Thank you

3 Responses

Becky, BioSure UK Ltd
 Work on 05th January 2021

Hi Q, Of course, you can either send to my email or our WhatsApp number on 07763489170. Thank you, Becky.

 Used on 05th January 2021

Thank you Becky that is most helpful. Please would I be able to send you a picture of my result to confirm? I just would like to double check I am reading this correctly. Thanks Q

Becky, BioSure UK Ltd
 Work on 04th January 2021

Hi Q, Your result is negative if the only line visible at the 15 minutes is the control line, yes. At 12 weeks (roughly 3 months) it has been proven that 99.9% of people will have produced enough antibodies for the BioSURE HIV self test to accurately detect HIV infection. A negative result 12 weeks post exposure is sufficient enough to confirm that you are HIV negative. We provide HIV testing kits to Terrence Higgins Trust, HIV Scotland, Boots, Superdrug, the NHS, independent pharmacies and other many other businesses. You only need to get a result confirmed by a healthcare professional if you receive a positive result. I hope this helps. If you have any other questions, please feel free to leave them below in the thread. Kindest regards, Becky

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