Talking about home testing for HIV

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Paranoid 101



I have now done 3 tests

This might seem like a really ridiculous thing to ask my anxiety is through the roof thinking that I have done it wrong.
I have now done 3 tests that have all come back negative 2 being after 12 weeks.
My question is that after the 15 minutes I never laid the test down I left it in the buffer pot standing up. Would not laying the test down affect the results?
I know it might sound silly but I need to be sure I done it correctly

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Francesca Bard, BioSure (UK) Ltd
 Work on 11th October 2018

Hi Paranoid101. Laying a test down does not affect your result, for some people it makes the result easier to read as you can compare the test against the diagrams provided. The chances of all 3 tests being false negatives is virtually impossible. For some people accepting a negative result is just as difficult as accepting a positive one. I would strongly recommend not testing again unless you are further exposed as this will prevent you from accepting your negative status. I hope this helps put your mind at rest. Kindest regards Francesca Bard, BioSure (UK) Ltd

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