Talking about home testing for HIV

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52 days since exposure have back pain, arm pain and headache on the 50th day. Are these due to seroconversion. Or what’s the latest seroconversion symptoms can appear? Surely they would have appeared before the 50th day mark if this was related to HIV.

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Francesca Bard, BioSure (UK) Ltd
 Used on 21st October 2019

Hi Help455, this is a difficult question for me to answer as there is no way of saying symptoms are a cause of HIV unless the result is positive. If the symptoms you are describing are due to HIV then your result would appear positive as symptoms are due to your body producing antibodies to infections/viruses. The symptoms you have described could be a cause of anything and are not particularly related to HIV. I would recommend testing if you have had a potential exposure and think the symptoms are related to HIV, however until 12 weeks after your exposure a negative test cannot be deemed conclusive. I hope this makes sense. Kindest regards Francesca Bard, BioSure (UK) Ltd

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