Still have symptoms
Hi I have done the biosure test 9 weeks after my possible exposure and it was negative but somehow i am still have having HIV symptoms like white tongue, muscles and joint pains and dry cough. Please advise if it was to early to test and should i retest i again?
Becky, BioSure UK Ltd
Work on 23rd November 2020
Sorry for not getting back to you sooner. The BioSURE HIV self test has a window period of 12 weeks. You can test at any time during this period but you will always need to retest at 84 days for a conclusive result. A negative result at 9 weeks is a very good indication that you are HIV negative, however I cannot say for certain as this test was performed inside of the window period. Seroconversion usually occurs 1-3 weeks after initial infection, if your only possible exposure was 9 weeks ago then it is very unlikely that the symptoms you are experiencing now are related to HIV. I would recommend that you retest in another 3 weeks to be sure of your status and if your symptoms persist, maybe speak to your doctor or GP. They may be able to identify what these symptoms are related to. I hope this helps, if you have any other questions please feel free to leave them in this thread and I will be happy to answer! Kindest regards, Becky.
Used on 23rd November 2020
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Used on 20th November 2020
Hi I have done the biosure test 9 weeks after my possible exposure and it was negative but somehow i am still hhaving HIV symptoms like white tongue, muscles and joint pains and dry cough. Please advise if it was to early to test and should i retest?