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HIV 1 & 2 Symptoms

Hello I’m wondering if you could help me tested negative with the biosure test kit at 13 weeks from exposure. it is now the 16th week and I have developed a non itchy red rash all over my chest and have a sore throat and ulcers. I believe I was exposed to HIV 2 not HIV 1 maybe is it possible that I have delayed serconversion should I retest as I am very worried now as I cant see it being due to anything else.

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Becky Smith, BioSURE UK LTD
 Work on 07th February 2020

Hi Help 55, Your negative result at 12 weeks from the BioSure test is conclusive. HIV-2 is not as prevalent as HIV-1, around 95% of the population living with HIV have HIV-1. The tests look for both HIV-1 and HIV-2 so there is no need to worry that either subgroup would not be picked up on the tests. The fourth generation tests carried out at GUM clinics are usually conclusive after 4 weeks. Kindest regards, Becky BioSURE UK LTD

Help 55
 Used on 07th February 2020

Recently tested negative using biosure at 12 weeks. I also had a fourth generation test at four weeks at a clinic. My exposure might have been to Hiv 2 at the gun clinic is there antigents to the hiv2 virus. If I was mainly worried for hiv 2 would a negative result at 4 weeks be conclusive from a gun clinic? Kind regards Help 55

Becky Smith, BioSURE UK LTD
 Work on 08th January 2020

Hi Help 55, Your negative result at 13 weeks would be conclusive. Our test has a 12 week window period and tests for both HIV 1 and HIV 2. If you are still worried, you can visit a clinic for further advice. Kindest regards, Becky, BioSure UK LTD

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