Talking about home testing for HIV

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No longer a worrier



Do not panic!

Now I’ve been avoiding this for the last 2 years because of anxiety, it had crippled me into thinking I have this disease when I barely have any symptoms of it.. but my anxiety created those and googling them all of a sudden I get HIV as a result. I was dating someone for 4 years, he had a secret life and the rest goes hand in hand. I refused to get checked and did it all at home except for HIV. I finally tested today after a week of not eating, constantly thinking I had it when in fact I don’t and I’m negative. The relief of it all I could cry with happiness.

I’ve now learned don’t be afraid to ask a new partner for their status, always wear a condom and if they refuse then you walk away.

This is something I will never ever go through again and if I’m honest the anxiety isn’t worth the pleasure.

1 Responses

Becky, BioSure UK Ltd
 Work on 08th September 2021

Hi, Thank you so much for sharing your brave story. No one should ever have to feel like they cannot test because of fear or stigma; that is why we offer self-testing. And ultimately it is always better to test and to know your status rather than trying to forget about it. I am glad to hear that you were able to test in the end and know your status. Thank you again, stay safe! All the best, Becky

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