Talking about home testing for HIV

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Hey. Could i had i high risk exposure end of 2016. I took p24 duo test at 6 week then pcr rna at 6 months both not detected and last year i done two biosure tests 6 months apart both showed one line. I did display night sweats fatigue even now i have facial wasting im so scared the test missed the hiv infection i keep thinking i have. My question is could any of these tests be wrong over a 3 year timeline. Appreciate your time best regards

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Becky Smith, BioSURE UK LTD
 Work on 30th March 2020

Hi Jada, Since your possible exposure was in 2016, any BioSure test taken 12 weeks after this initial exposure is accurate and conclusive. The 6 month time period of when you took the BioSure self-tests is a sufficient period of time for your body to have produced enough antibodies to the virus for both of the tests to be able to detect a result. Although I cannot comment on the accuracy or window period of the p24 or PCR RNA test, since your exposure was so long ago, I would say that both of these test results were accurate and conclusive. If you wanted to be sure, you could take another BioSure test now. A negative result now would be 100% conclusive and it may help to put your mind at rest. Since your possible exposure was 4 years ago, if you were to be positive, the test would very clearly show a strong, dark test line which would be a very clear indication of a positive status. However, I would say that given your previous negative test results, it is very very very unlikely that your result would change now. Kindest regards, Becky, BioSURE UK LTD

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