Talking about home testing for HIV

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chances of hiv?

i am worried i may have caught hiv…i had oral sex unprotected a few weeks back and unprotected oral but protected vaginal sex last week with an escort…what are the chances i have caught something…im worried out of my mind here ?

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dave
 Used on 28th September 2017

thats a great help gary thankyou very much,i wait and see what happens in the next few weeks regards,dave

Gary Carpenter, BioSure (UK) Limited
 Work on 27th September 2017

Hi Dave Thanks for replying. A laboratory test can detect HIV from as little as 4 weeks after infection. I'm surprised that the nurse knew nothing about the BioSURE HIV Self Test, but just goes to show how far we have to go to get the word to everyone. There would be no need to retest after 3 months, your clinic test should be accurate. I hope that this helps. Kind regards Gary

dave
 Used on 27th September 2017

hi thanks for your reply gary.i have been to the gum clinic yesterday and the nurse was unfamiliar with the biosure test kit.they took urine and blood samples to test for hiv ,chlamydia and gonorhea.i dont have any symtoms of burning when peeing etc and touchwood nothing else so far other than a migraine today but i suffer with these anyway.she said from what i told her i am low risk,i should have my results in a week and will need to be done again in three weeks as they can get an accurate diagnosis of hiv after a month? is that right or should they also be testing after three months as with biosure? thankyou in advance...dave

Gary Carpenter, BioSure (UK) Limited
 Work on 25th September 2017

Hi Dave Thanks for getting in touch. The chances of contracting HIV from protected vaginal sex, as the insertive partner, are virtually zero, even if your partner is HIV positive. Unprotected oral sex carries about a 1 in 4,000 chance. I hope that this answers your question and helps to put your mind at ease. Kind regards Gary Carpenter BioSure (UK) Limited

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