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Hope you can help.

I have read on the forum that at 25 days 50% produce enough anti bodies for biosure to detect, that at 30 days it is 80% and at 42 days 95%, is this correct?

I have taken bio sure tests at 26, 29, 30, 31, 32, 35 days – all negative.

Felt some symptoms almost three weeks ago, if they were ARS symptoms would my test be positive?

Finally at 35 days what percentage would have detectable levels of antibodies for biosure to test positive.

Thank you for your advice.

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Francesca Bard, BioSure (UK) Ltd
 Work on 23rd April 2019

Hi Worriedwell37. The statistics are as follows; at 4 weeks 50% of people would have produced the antibodies to HIV, at 6 weeks 95% of people have the antibodies and at 12 weeks 99.9% have produced the antibodies. The test would be accurate about 7 days after the onset of seroconversion symptoms, regardless of the time since infection, however there is no way of saying your symptoms are a cause of seroconversion. The BioSURE HIV Self Test detects your antibodies to HIV as opposed to the virus itself. The early symptoms of HIV seroconversion are caused by the body creating antibodies to the virus. Symptoms are a consequence of seroconversion and that cannot start until 21 days post infection. I hope this makes sense. Kindest regards Francesca Bard, BioSure (UK) Ltd

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