Talking about home testing for HIV

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Anxiety will not leave me

So abput 7years ago I had relations with a man, a man whom I later found out was married. Needless to say I was mortified. His wife contacted me and suggested I get tested as he had HIV. I was beside myself and didnt know what to do so I didnt tell a soul and burried this awful worry. I kept this inside for those 7 years. I felt ashamed, worried, scared, confused, sick… the list goes on. I found bio sure about 2 years ago and tested. The results came back negative and although I felt instant relief I still could not be but at ease. Anxiety came to the front and I purchased another one in the month of June, again it came back negative.

Me and my partner of 6 years are trying for a baby and as routine procedure he is going to be tested for all std’s. The Anxiety is so bad right now. I saw the blood test form and just seeing HIV on there is scaring me silly.

Do I need to worry following 2 negative tests? I am forever having blood tests for various health issues. I would have thought yhat somethong would show. But the fact I have done two Biosure tests. Please someone out there give me reasurance .

3 Responses

Gary Carpenter, BioSure (UK) Limited
 Work on 01st June 2017

Hi Anxi3ty You can only generate the control line if you have performed the test correctly, by applying sufficient sample and buffer to the test device. So a negative result shows that the test has run correctly. Please do not worry about your HIV status, it is negative. I know that you have nothing to fear from your partner's HIV test result. Kind regards Gary

 Used on 01st June 2017

Hi Gary. Thank you for your reply. I think keeping that bottled up for 7 years has done some serious damage to my anxiety. I am very nervous about my partners blood test results and just want to hide away until they come back. I worry that I didnt carry the test out right both times. I also hold on to the tests for a long time after to keep going back and checking

Gary Carpenter, BioSure (UK) Limited
 Work on 31st May 2017

Hi ANXI3TY You have absolutely nothing to be worried about. It is almost impossible that two BioSURE HIV Self Tests would both be wrong. As the tests were taken so far apart they will have been from different batches of product which means that they would be even more unlikely to both be wrong. I hope that this helps to put your mind at ease and that you are now able to concentrate on the exciting prospect of starting a family. Kindest regards Gary Carpenter BioSure (UK) Limited

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