Talking about home testing for HIV

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Worried about it



One night stands

Hi I recently tried the one night stand thing so I had sex with 7 girls. They gave me oral and vaginal sex but it was protected. I used a condom from beginning to end, but now I am worried that maybe one of the girls had HIV. I tested using the biosure test at 6weeks since the last time i had sex, it was negative. Is it a good sign for the test to be negative at 6weeks, I know its only conclusive at 3months but I am just wondering if it is likely to change. What risk is there from protected sex using condoms?
Can HIV pass through a condom?
Would you know if a condom was broken?
If you are generally very healthy would sero conversion happen earlier than other people?

Sorry for all the questions but I am just really worried that I might have exposed myself to HIV.

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Francesca Bard, BioSure (UK) Ltd
 Work on 13th August 2019

Hi Worried about it. Thank you for sharing your story and I hope that I am able to put your mind at rest. Using a condom is the most effective way to prevent onward transmission of HIV this is because it is a form of barrier contraception. Using a condom makes these encounters very low risk. I believe you would know if the condom split due to a change in sensation and also the condom would be unlikely to hold the semen once the condom is removed. The accuracy of the BioSURE HIV self test never changes however some people seroconvert later than others (this is why we say a negative test is conclusive after 12 weeks) - at 6 weeks 95% of people have produced the antibodies to HIV however at 12 weeks this increases to 99.9%. I would recommend re-testing at 12 weeks just to put your mind at rest and then you will be able to move on from the incident. I hope this makes sense but please don't hesitate to contact me further. Kindest regards Francesca Bard, BioSure (UK) Ltd

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