Talking about home testing for HIV

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extremely anxious

Hi ,

I bought one of your tests as i have been suffering with serious anxiety because of this. i did the test but after about 5 minutes nothing happened i pushed it in further and it started to work after 5 minutes one clear line with viable and continued to just stay at one line. i removed it from the box to show my mum at around 20 minutes and as i went down stairs i was holding it upside down and the blood started to trickle down and another very very faint line started to show im extremely anxious that i didn’t leave it long enough or something. the one line was extremely clear does this mean negative

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Gary Carpenter, BioSure (UK) Limited
 Work on 30th December 2016

Hi, You do not need to feel anxious. The test should only be read at the initial 15-20 minute mark. Shaking the test or holding the device upside down can cause the creation of some strange marks to appear on the test. These marks are not lines and must not be read as part of the test process. Your initial negative result is reliable. I hope that this helps to relieve your anxiety. Kind regards Gary Carpenter BioSure (UK) Limited

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