Talking about home testing for HIV

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Symptoms and anxiety

Hello
I took a biosure test 5 days ago (3 weeks and 4 days after possible exposure). I know this is early of the recommended window of 4 weeks to rest but my anxiety has been so bad I couldn’t wait anymore. I started having symptoms about 2 weeks ago (muscle ache, throat discomfort but no pain, random spots on my breasts and some pain in the glands under my arms) and my anxiety had been horrendous. The result of my test was negative so my question is if my symptoms were HIV related would the test have come back positive?
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3 tests later and still anxious
 on 28th September 2018

I’ve posted on here a few weeks ago and I’m still having anxiety about having possible HIV symptoms. My possible exposure was over a month ago, I’ve tested at 4 weeks, 5 and a half weeks and 7 weeks. I’m still horrendously paranoid about any mark I see on my body being a rash or anytime my throat feels not right I’m scared it’s because my lymph nodes are swollen. How reliable are the tests after 7 weeks?
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Symptoms and anxiety
 on 15th September 2018

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Francesca Bard, BioSure (UK) Ltd
 Work on 18th September 2018

Hi Anxiousgirl22. I understand that this has been an extremely stressful time for you however you are doing the correct thing by testing for HIV. A negative result cannot be relied on until 12 weeks after possible exposure with BioSure's HIV Self Test. You are correct in thinking that if these symptoms were related to HIV then you would have received a positive test result. I would recommend going to a sexual health clinic as their test can detect the virus sooner as well as test you for other STIs. Thank you for choosing BioSure and I hope this has helped put your mind at rest. Kindest regards Francesca Bard, BioSure (UK) Ltd

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