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extremely worried after 13 weeks

Hi I have 3 questions in one that has me scared.

So a few months ago I was in a bad place mentally for being single for a long time (Im straight), got an offer to hook up from someone who is trans on a hookup site. Not thinking, I didn’t use a condom and I had anal sex but stopped as I didn’t feel good about it and stopped. My penis went into her. I am uncircumcised, Instantly feel terrible about this the whole time leaving her place. In person she said she was all clear. I contacted her on the page and asked she said she was clean was tested 3 weeks before and was all clear. This still didn’t help put my mind at ease. I spent weeks in a really bad depressive down spiral, which iv come out of a little since but still feeling down about it. I found biosure and ordered 2 tests, I took the first test 8 weeks after possible exposure and got a negative result, I took my second test at 13 weeks about 95 days and it was also negative. but I still am overthinking about it. I haven’t been with anyone else since then. I sent another message during a break down asking again if she was clean in the 3 months since, and she replied that she tested the first week of July and was clear.

what concerns me is some of the following,

1 – I am extremely overweight close to 400lbs at this stage, I know im working on it, but I am worried that this would effect my testing, but couldn’t find anything online about it.

2 – around 2014 so around 5 years ago I was working in medicine and had a hepatitis B vaccine as was required, and was worried having this would effect my result as I seen another post on here where the answer said a HIV vaccine would effect

3 – with the above information is my results at 13 weeks conclusive or should I retest at the 6 months mark (its currently 5 months since my possible exposure)

1 Responses

Francesca Bard, BioSure (UK) Ltd
 Used on 04th September 2019

Hi MrBlankFace19. Thank you for sharing your story. You have done the right thing by testing and you now know your status. At 12 weeks a negative test is deemed conclusive and therefore the test you took at 13 weeks is a true negative and there will be no need to test again. In regards to your other questions being over weight or previous medication for Hep B (especially given the time since you took the medicine) would not affect the result of the BioSure HIV self test. I hope this helps put your mind at rest and thank you for choosing BioSure. If you need any further assistance please don't hesitate to contact me. Kindest regards Francesca Bard, BioSure (UK) Ltd

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