Talking about home testing for HIV

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Adr worried



Result Question


1st I’d like to thank you for providing this test, I was so anxious about going to clinic that home test was the only option.

My question is, I have done test 2 weeks ago, after 15 minutes I have read results, I have noticed one line the controlled one, however it was faint, it was complete line but very faint, I have not observed any other line. So given that the control line was visible but faint is it possible that I could miss the test line? I have looked at the test around 40-50 minutes after the start and control line darkened and became clearly visible with no test line present, but I’m not sure if 40-50 minutes after test started the result is valid.

My dentist diagnosed me with ANUG (Acute Necrotizing Ulcerative Gingivitis) I have googled it and lots of sources says that it may indicate hiv infection so I’m very anxious again.

Should I test again?

Many thanks

1 Responses

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

Hi Adr Worried Thanks for getting in touch. I would consider that the outcome of your test is a valid negative result. This will be reliable provided that your latest risk exposure was at least 12 weeks before you tested. If this is the case I would not recommend any need to re-test. If your latest possible exposure was less than 12 weeks ago, the negative test result whilst very encouraging could not absolutely be relied on, and I would recommend that you test again 12 weeks after your most recent possible exposure to HIV. I hope that this helps. Kind regards Gary Carpenter BioSure (UK) Limited

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