Talking about home testing for HIV

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I read the test to soon

I did the onestep hiv 1/2 rapid test cassette. I was stupid and did the test in a hurry. After maybe 4-5 minuts the controlline started to appear and after a couple more minuts it was a clear solid control line and no test line. So i thoght I don’t have Hiv and threw the test away. I later read the manual that said read the result between 15-20 minuts. And I read mine after maybe 6-8 minuts. Can I trust the result?

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 Used on 28th April 2018

Hello again Thanks for the answer. There was no problem obtaning the specimen, I am a healthcare profesional. The only error in the testing procedure was infact the reading time. But I have now done some reasarch and it seems that even the oraquick test. Who seems to be the worst test both in regards of activasion time and relaiabilty. Will give a positiv test within 2 minuts ( Even in people with low antibody scores. Thanks for the help

Gary Carpenter, BioSure (UK) Limited
 Work on 25th April 2018

Hi Paranoidfool In that case I do know the device very well. It is a good test but is absolutely approved ONLY FOR USE BY A HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONAL. It is NOT approved for HIV self testing. That I do know. It is also extremely important that you apply a measured amount (20 micro litres) of blood, 8 times more than is needed for the BioSURE HIV Self Test. The SD Bioline test is extremely accurate and all negative test results are encouraging IF the test has been performed correctly. This is why there are different approval categories for professional use and self tests for HIV. Again the SD test is NOT approved for self-testing. If you performed the test yourself and have any doubts about how you performed the test I would advise that you get a test from a doctor or get an approved HIV self test to use. I hope that this helps. Kind regards Gary Carpenter BioSure (UK) Limited

 Used on 24th April 2018

It was an SD bioline HIV 1/2 rapid test. It's CE approved and the only test available in my country. Hope this information helps

Gary Carpenter, BioSure (UK) Limited
 Work on 23rd April 2018

Hi Paranoidfool Thanks for getting in touch. Unfortunately, I can't be of much help in this case I'm afraid, as I am not familiar with the test that you mention. However, you should bear in mind that there are only a very few HIV tests that have been approved for self-testing at home. You should really only be using one of those approved tests, like the BioSURE HIV Self Test. Sorry that I cannot be of any more help in this instance. Kind regards Gary Carpenter BioSure (UK) Limited

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