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Anxiety after 2 negative tests


6 years ago I had protected (Condom) sex with an HIV+ guy both as top and bottom. He didn’t even ejaculate in the condom but in my belly. I’m afraid that I mistakenly cleaned my anus with the same tissue as my belly (I’m not sure of this but I can’t stop thinking about this). Few weeks later I had pain in my chest after swallowing and a little bit of fever for a few days.

Because I thought I had safe sex I didn’t take any test until now. I realized a week ago that I have 2-3 new moles and then I started to panic.

I bought 2 days ago a rapid test (BioSure) which came back negative with a control line. A day after I was still panicking and thinking it could have been wrong and bought another one which also came back negative with just the control line.

I went to the doctor and he told me that my new moles are completely normal and nothing to worry about. Anyway I also asked him to take a blood test for STIs (It will be my third test).

Am I crazy? Can I be the 0.01-0.02% of false negative guys after so many years? May both of the tests that I bought be faulty and show a control line without checking properly that there are no anti-hiv?

Sorry for the long explanation 🙁

1 Responses

Francesca Bard, BioSure (UK) Ltd
 Work on 28th September 2018

Hi Gorry. Thank you for getting in contact with us and I hope I am able to put your mind at rest, that's what I'm here for. The symptoms you have described are much more likely to be lots of other things other than HIV. With both tests that you have undertaken I can guarantee you that both of the results could not be false. The BioSURE HIV test picks up the types of antibodies that would hang around in your blood practically forever. I am aware that for some people accepting a negative result is just as difficult as a positive result. But my advice is to accept that your HIV status is negative. Unless you have another potential exposure, I would strongly recommend against testing again. That will only prolong your acceptance process. I hope that this helps and have a lovely day. Kindest regards Francesca Bard, BioSure (UK) Ltd

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