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Symptoms and testing

Hi, I have experienced low fever of 37.5 to 37.8 in nearly 1 week, not constant. Three days ago I started to get numb and slightly pirking on my face. I took a INSTI HIV SELFTEST (23.02) yesterday and a BIO SURE SELFTEST today (24.02) (68days) Almost 10 weeks since exposure. Do you think that one of the two tests would have reacted if I am infected with HIV? I’m going to take a test about 2uker to be 100% sure, but right now I’m pretty far down off fear 🙁

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 on 08th February 2017

Hi! I have a question about the test and if you can trust it. I am to scared too go to hospital and take a hiv test and waite a whole week for answer. It is 1,5 years since My exposure have not been sexual active for 1,5 years. So my question is if i can trust this negative test or if i have to drag myself to a clinic and test there to be sure? Or Can i trust this?
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Gary Carpenter, BioSure (UK) Ltd
 Work on 25th February 2017

Hi Scared Firstly, you can stop being quite so anxious about HIV. It is extremely likely that if the symptoms you describe were a consequence of seroconversion due to HIV infection then the BioSURE HIV self test would have come back positive, even at 68 days post exposure. The symptoms of seroconversion illness are the consequence of the bodies natural reaction to HIV infection. The symptoms follow the creation of antibodies, which is what the BioSURE HIV self test detects. No HIV self test is able to detect HIV before this process has started, regardless of manufacturer claims about test window periods. So you can be very confident that your status is negative. However, your choice of testing in a couple of weeks is very sensible and will give you complete and absolute closure. I hope that this helps to answer your question. Kindest regards Gary Carpenter BioSure (UK) Limited

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