Talking about home testing for HIV

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Relief - thank you

As many have mentioned already the mind is a very powerful thing. I was sick with worry every waking moment as, like others, I had been googling non-stop and had convinced myself that some symptoms I have had meant that I definitely had HIV. Several years ago I had a drunken night with a female Thai sex worker and it has been at the back of my mind for a long time.

It took me a while to pluck up the courage to go ahead and order the test but boy am I glad I did. The test kit came the next day and is probably the most simple set of instructions I have ever followed. Shaking with nerves I started the test and didn’t take my eyes off it for the full 15 minutes.

The test was negative and I have never felt relief like it. I would highly recommend anyone who is worried simply orders the test and gets it done. Living with constant worry is like a cancer – it eats away at you, and although I consider myself very lucky having had the negative test result, I have done a lot of reading and the illness now looks to be very manageable. I am sure it is better to know and to deal with it rather than live in a constant state of fear.

Remember to stay safe everyone. One moment really isn’t worth the stress!

Thank you biosure for putting my mind at ease.

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Francesca Bard, BioSure (UK) Ltd
 Work on 16th January 2019

Hi StraightGuy8, this is such a wonderful message to share and we are so pleased that we have helped you out your mind at ease. As I have said before Google is a wonderful tool however when it comes to self diagnosis could be your worst enemy. HIV is a treatable condition and as long as you know your status then you can live as long and healthy life as someone who doesn't have HIV. Thank you for this story and thank you for choosing BioSure. Kindest regards Francesca Bard, BioSure (UK) Ltd

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