Talking about home testing for HIV

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Negative question

I have read mutilple replies on this forum from biosure when people have asked if their negative result should be followed up by blood test at a gum clinic. Some replies say your negative result is conclusive and others say to get a full blood test to make sure. I felt so relieved at my negative result outside of the window period and thought I could leave this anxiety behind me but these mixed answers are making me feel like I can’t put all my trust in my result and have to get it confirmed. Is that what you would recommend? Or is my anxiety getting the better of me. Please help.

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 on 24th October 2016

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 Used on 25th October 2016

Thank you for clearing that up. I feel better already. Biosure is a brilliant product and I would recommend to everyone. Thanks again Gary.

Gary Carpenter, BioSure (UK)
 Work on 25th October 2016

Dear Help I am sorry that the answers seem conflicting. A negative test result outside of the window period can be relied on. The same advice as if you had a rapid point of care test at a UK GUM clinic. The test accuracy is the same. The BioSure HIV Self Test is very easy to perform and is very accurate when performed by self testers. However, self testing is not for everyone. For some people it can be difficult to believe their negative status. It is those people that we would suggest may benefit from a clinically performed test. It isn't so much a matter of accuracy of the test, but more the care and counselling that goes with the test. I hope that helps to answer your question Kind regards Gary Carpenter BioSure (UK) Limited

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