Talking about home testing for HIV

Tell your story

Helpp

Responses 

1

I took 1 Truvada pill a day after exposure

Hi .I took 1 Truvada pill a day after exposure and never took them because the person I had unprotected vaginal sex with tested negative. I later heard the result may be false if she had sex within 3 months with an infected person . How many days must I wait to get a conclusive result as the 84 days/12week may be disturbed by the pill. ///// note from PEBL : “Truvada” is a kind of Pre Exposure Prophylactic medicine, also known as PrEP. More information about PrEP.

1 Responses

Becky, BioSure UK Ltd
 Work on 10th September 2020

Hi Helpp, You must wait at least 12 weeks after taking PrEP before using our test for a conclusive result - which is the same window period as time since exposure (84 days). If you have had unprotected sex with someone that you believe may be HIV positive, it may be recommended that you get a 4th generation test done as soon as possible. You can of course wait the 12 weeks to use our test but the sooner you know your status, the better. I hope this information helps, if you have any other questions please feel free to leave them below. Kindest regards, Becky

Post Your Response

  • Tell us your story
    1
  • Label your post
    2

Step 1. Tell your story

Feel free to complete the form below in your own words - write as much or as little as you like! Your comments will be appear anonymously on PEBL.