Talking about home testing for HIV

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Possibly hugely overthinking?

I recently completed a UK Biosure test for HIV after a 3 month window period.

I tested waited 15 minutes as it states and I was very relieved to see that it had 1 line stating that it was negative. I checked multiple times and yep for sure it was 1 line negative – great, peace of mind I was very pleased.

However I chucked the test on the back seat of my car and a few hours later as I was disposing the test I don’t know exactly but it looked as if there was a faint line (2 lines = positive). Bearing in mind my blood in the syringe had gone all over the inside of the tube as it was rolling around in the back of my car for a good couple of hours, I don’t know if this was just a dried blood line or I am just looking waaaay too much into this. I will say that it was 200% 1 line = negative after the initial 15 minutes upon completion of the test as per instructions

Do you think I need to do another test?

I did 2 more self tests and they were both negative – would you say I am conclusively negative?

3 Responses

Becky, BioSure UK Ltd
 Work on 20th July 2020

Hi Jaja, As long as the tests were performed outside of the window period, then your negative results are conclusive. Thank you Becky

 Used on 17th July 2020

Thank you - and the 2 further tests were of the same biosure tests and they were negative so I assume I can move on with my life?

Becky, BioSure UK Ltd
 Work on 17th July 2020

Hi Jaja, We say to never read your result after 1 hour due to the nature of the strip. As long as there was only the single control line at 15 minutes, your result is negative. Given that you tested outside of the window period, your result is reliable and conclusive - you do not need to retest. I hope this information helps to put your mind at rest. Kindest regards, Becky

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