Talking about home testing for HIV

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Convinced I have HIV

Hi – I have had 12 antibody test using 4 Biosure test and two test were i-test and 6 at 4 different local health clinics all were negative and all were done outside the 12 week period the last one was done at 185 days past the risk using Biosure test. I am now still extremely worried that these test were all false negatives I would like to know if there is anything like another infection or condition that could affect the results of a HIV antibody test, as I do have allergies. I have convinced myself that I have HIV and I gave my wife HIV I am dying on the inside with worry.

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Francesca Bard, BioSure (UK) Ltd
 Work on 02nd January 2019

Hi Convinced. Yes, that conclusion is correct. Having unprotected sex with your wife would not be a cause of a false result. I hope you had a lovely new year. Best wishes Francesca Bard, BioSure (UK) Ltd

convinced
 Used on 29th December 2018

Hi miss bard thank you so much for your help with I have calmed down a little..just to be sure if I'm understanding you right are you telling me that I can rely on the results of my negative Biosure test at 185 days since possible exposure even if I have been having unprotected sex with my wife this whole time?

Francesca Bard, BioSure (UK) Ltd
 Work on 28th December 2018

Hi Convinced, it is my pleasure answering your questions - it is what I am here for. If you had HIV and had passed it onto your wife a positive line would've appeared on your test. There is no need to re-test. I hope this makes sense. Best wishes Francesca Bard, BioSure (UK) Ltd

convinced
 Used on 27th December 2018

Thank you very much for your quick response miss Bard. Please do tell me that if I have contracted HIV and then passed it on to my wife and we have been having unprotected sex these past six months could my HIV test results be affected by this? is it even possible to be reinfected by my wife after I have infected her could that have affected my antibody response causing all these test to be false negatives?  I am extremely stressed and anxious all the time I just need to know before I spend on the very expensive viral load test.

Francesca Bard, BioSure (UK) Ltd
 Work on 27th December 2018

Hi Convinced, I would like to start by saying you have done the correct thing by testing. You can now stop worrying - the chances of 1 BioSure HIV self giving a false negative is extremely low however 4 is virtually impossible. There are really only two things that can affect the result of a BioSure HIV self test. The first being on anti-retroviral treatment for HIV and the other would be if you have been vaccinated against HIV. We all have many worries in our lives but for you HIV is not one. I would also like to recommend against testing again unless you have another possible exposure as this will only prolong your acceptance of the negative test result. I hope this helps put your mind at rest but please don't hesitate to contact me further. Kindest regards Francesca Bard, BioSure (UK) Ltd

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