Talking about home testing for HIV

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Mr Meditation



Putting this behind me

Hi . Would firstly like to thank you for simply just being there this page has helped a lot… Would like to know few things if you can help me.
1. Do you know how high or low a risk would be from a fresh non bleeding wound a graze or fiction burn….
2…Would my negative Biosure tests results be accurate and conclusive at 11 weeks 80 days and 84 days (12 weeks post exposure) does the 99.9% ever reach 100%
3. This is a second generation test can my results be conclusive with this ? or should I go and use a 4th generation test done ?
4. Is it possible that antibodies can be undetected oven at 84 days post exposure.

I have had swollen lymph nodes in neck which hasn’t been very comforting along with a mild cold the past 6 weeks.

This has been some roller-coaster of stress and anxiety the passed few months would try to encourage people not to read to much online as there so many different misconceptions….tho this Biosure page had helped a lot so thanks you and to team Biosure…..thank you x…

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Francesca Bard, BioSure (UK) Ltd
 Used on 12th November 2019

Hi OUTSIDE WINDOW INSIDE WORRY, yes I am so sorry I did mean to say wouldn't. You are correct in thinking you do not have HIV, after 12 weeks 99.9% of people would have produced sufficient antibodies to trigger a positive line. Thank you for choosing BioSure. Kindest regards Francesca Bard, BioSure (UK) Ltd

 Used on 10th November 2019

Thanks, I’m thinking you meant to say Wouldn’t affect your result? So I do not have hiv because this result was negative? Could it not take longer to have sufficient antibodies to be detected? Thanks Outside window inside worry

Francesca Bard, BioSure (UK) Ltd
 Used on 07th November 2019

Hi OUTSIDE WINDOW INSIDE WORRY, as your test was performed well outside of the window period your test is conclusive. Another virus would affect your result or cause a false result. If the test had not worked as it should you would not have received a control line, this is there so the user knows their test has worked properly and can only appear if sufficient blood has been used and the test has run as it should. In regards to the lumps under your ears i would recommend visiting your GP to confirm its nothing more than swollen glands. I hope this helps put your mind at rest. Kindest regards Francesca Bard, BioSure (UK) Ltd

Outside window inside worry
 Used on 06th November 2019

I last tested at 137 days post exposure. It was negative, chilled out for a bit then started to feel anxious and pain in my neck comes and goes, I can feel something just under my ear on both sides but not sure if nodes. Now, I know I’m outside the window, I still am not confident I’m in the clear. Would antibodies ever not show up on your test if there was an issue with something another virus? Or would that give a false positive? A false negative is my worry.

Francesca Bard, BioSure (UK) Ltd
 Used on 04th November 2019

Hi Mr Meditation, thank you for your feedback - it is always rewarding when we hear how much we are helping people. In regards to your questions i will do my best to help. 1. I am unsure on your question, could you please clarify if this is in regards to transmission generally? 2. The test at 12 weeks/84 days is conclusive and nothing is ever 100% (although our test is extremely accurate). 3. A second generation test at 12 weeks is conclusive, there will be no need to retest using a different generation test. The accuracy does not differ between different generation tests, a 4th generation test also looks for the HIV antigen as well as antibodies so theoretically could detect sooner. 4. It is possible however very uncommon, some people seroconvert up to 3 months after transmission. If your cold was a cause of seroconversion (due to HIV) then you would receive a positive test result because this is when your body produces antibodies. I hope this helps and I look forward to helping you further. Kindest regards Francesca Bard, BioSure (UK) Ltd

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