Talking about home testing for HIV

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I live in Italy and recently I tested with a test looking egual to BIOSURE test, it is produced by M-Y-L-AN.
Is it the same test?
Thank you.

4 Responses

Gary Carpenter | BioSure (UK) Limited
 Work on 04th May 2017

Hi Astracab Thank you so much for your contribution to the debate on HIV self testing. I am not quite sure that there is anything that I should have known better about. As I noted in my previous reply the underlying device is the same, but the BioSURE HIV Self Test is not the same as the MYLAN test. The important thing about self-testing is that the intended use is specifically for untrained users to perform the test themselves. We believe that the BioSURE HIV Self Test is the best test for this process. Obviously in other countries other options are available. It is completely up to you which option you choose. The most important thing is that you have chosen to test for HIV. THIS IS THE MOST IMPORTANT THING. Please send me an image of your test so that I can confirm your test result. Kindest regards Gary

 Used on 04th May 2017

I have red that both the tests are born from CHEMBIO SURE CHECK HIV: BIOSURE and MYLAN bought the licences to produce and sell the test autonomosly. The strange thing is that the sensibility of MYLAN test is 100% but I think this is due to fortune during the evaluation of the test... nothing more. @Gary: I'm always travelling. I have to say that the test seems the same in each minimum aspect... Thank you.

 Used on 04th May 2017

Hi there , Milan hiv test is the same with auto test vih which has the same technology like bio sure with the same characteristics, 2 nod generation tests.Gary Carpenter you should of known better, can we trust your other responses from this site?People are really scared when they are writing here ,they shouldn't be misinformed!

Gary Carpenter, BioSure (UK) Limited
 Work on 04th May 2017

Hi Fedemonti Thanks for contacting us. The test is not the same although the underlying device is. I would be interested in knowing your experience of both tests and also what made you purchase the MYLAN test? Kind regards Gary Carpenter BioSure (UK) Limited

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