Talking about home testing for HIV

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Flu like symptoms

Hi I had flu symptoms such as nasal congestion and fever around 6-7 weeks after exposure. I passed this on to family members. Does this mean that they are not hiv symptoms as hiv is not airborne? I also took a test at 5 and 6 months both coming back negative. I only really took the tests because of these symptoms as the girl was a virgin and did not have hiv according to her. Thank you 🙏🏽

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Becky Smith, BioSURE UK LTD
 Work on 22nd June 2020

Hi Woo, It is very unlikely that your symptoms are related to HIV as you have tested negative well outside of the window period. And as mentioned before, you would not have been able to pass the virus/symptoms onto others. Of course if your symptoms persist, I would recommend to speak to your doctor. Becky

 Used on 20th June 2020

So those symptoms are not hiv symptoms?

Becky Smith, BioSURE UK LTD
 Work on 19th June 2020

Hi Woo, Symptoms of HIV usually occur around 1-3 weeks after initial exposure. HIV is not an airborne virus no. A negative result at 5 and 6 months after exposure is conclusive so you do not need to retest. Kindest regards, Becky

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