Talking about home testing for HIV

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Lou Lou



Can the test still detect late stage?

As it’s been over 15 years since any possible contraction, and had symptoms of opportunistic infection- oral thrush. I’m guessing If infected it would probably be final stage, I’ve felt totally well until the last two weeks but did have oral thrush in May after taking antibiotics. Would the test just as successfully pick up hiv/AIDS dating this far back – would the antibodies still be as easy to detect?

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Francesca Bard, BioSure (UK) Ltd
 Used on 07th October 2019

Hi Lou Lou, as long as your exposure was 12 weeks before you test a negative result is conclusive, whether your exposure was 16 weeks of 16 years the test would still detect the antibodies. I hope this helps out your mind at rest and you can now put the exposure behind you. Kindest regards Francesca Bard, BioSure (UK) Ltd

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