Talking about home testing for HIV

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d channel10



possible symptoms - worried

I had unprotected anal sex 10 days ago ( i was the top).

Next day i had bad headache and very very mild coldlike symptoms

heart rate sometime high – but could just be worry

I now have a bit of a fever and diarrhoea. Thinking of testing as soon as possible but don’t think i can wait 12 weeks because im too anxious.

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Becky, BioSure UK Ltd
 Work on 11th January 2021

Hi d channel10, Given that your exposure was unprotected, I would recommend that you test as soon as possible. The symptoms you have described are similar to those of HIV but if you are experiencing them 1 day after exposure then they are more likely due to stress and worry. If you are unable to get a 4th generation test done, as clinics are closed due to COVID-19, then I would recommend that you test using our test at 4 weeks and then again at 6 weeks. A negative result at 4/6 weeks is not conclusive but it will give a good indication of your status. Just be sure to retest at 12 weeks for a conclusive result. I hope this helps, try not to worry too much (I know it's easier said than done), if you have any other queries please feel free to leave them below. Kindest regards, Becky

 Used on 10th January 2021

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