Talking about home testing for HIV

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I have a question hopefully someone can answer it does muscle loss occur in early HIV stage as well as gum loss or later in HIV stages as it progress? Is 6 months too long of a period to show signs or 12 weeks enough? I’m thinking about doing a self test after in incident that’s happen 3 months ago. If by any chance I had any HIV related symptoms should the test be able to pick up if I am positive? If my symptoms are HIV symptoms

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Becky Smith, BioSURE UK LTD
 Work on 16th January 2020

Hi Marion 1019, Muscle loss/weakness occurs through out all stages of HIV infection but alone is not a direct indication of HIV. Gum loss occurs at a very late stage of HIV and is very advanced - usually 5 years post exposure. The usual symptoms of seroconversion i.e. fever, headaches, fatigue, sore throat, swollen glands etc. often occur around 1-3 weeks after infection. The BioSure self-test will detect any HIV status conclusively after 12 weeks. If you have any more questions, please feel free to leave a comment in the sub thread. Kindest regards, Becky, BioSURE UK LTD

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