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HIV test line

Good day,please help me. I took an HIV test using the U-Test Hiv/Aids. The control line was visible and overtime after about 8-10 minutes a faint line appeared on the test line. I added reagent after 30 minutes to see if it will get dark,the line moved and disappeared,however another much fainter line appeared. Is this a positive test? Im really anxious

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Fred @BioSure
 Used on 04th June 2018

Hi Girly, the U-Test test that you used is not an approved HIV self test and you therefore cannot rely upon the result. The unapproved tests that are available will give you a negative test result regardless of whether you have performed the test correctly. If you wish to self test, the only approved test available in pharmacies is the BioSURE HIV Self Test. It is extremely accurate and you do not need to measure any blood or drops, but most importantly if you do not perform your test correctly it will give you an invalid result (no lines) so you know it hasn't worked. Alternatively you can visit a clinic. Neither the Accutane treatment or HPV should affect your result. I hope this helps

 Used on 04th June 2018

Hi Gary,thanks for getting back to me. I am still nervous but in the case of an approved test,will the accutane and HPV affect my results in anyway?

 Used on 02nd June 2018

I forgot to mention that 2 years ago,i was diagnosed with HPV,and have had no sexual activity since. I am currently taking accutane for my skin,could this be the reason for the light test line? I haven't been sleeping since taking the test.

Gary Carpenter, BioSure (UK) Limited
 Work on 01st June 2018

Hi Girly Thanks for contacting BioSure. Unfortunately I do not know enough about the test you have undertaken to say anything definite. What I can say is that I do not think that this test is an approved HIV self-test, it certainly doesn't have a CE mark or US FDA or WHO approval. So my only advice is to completely ignore the test you have done. I would strongly advise you to get a regulated and approved HIV self test, if you want to self-test again, or visit a clinic to get an HIV test done. I would get another test done as soon as you can. Sorry I can't really be of any more help. Kind regards Gary Carpenter BioSure (UK) Limited

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