Talking about home testing for HIV

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Testing my son

After a bombshell conversation where my son told me there was a slim chance he had been infected with HIV, we booked an immediate appointment with the GP. Since that blood test could take up to 2 weeks to come back, we all decided we wanted a quicker answer. Thankfully with the next day before 1pm delivery option, we were able to get something that after 15 minutes would give us a pretty accurate result.

I familiarised myself with the video and was confident, but in case I wasn’t the very helpful man who answered my email offered me any help I wanted, at any point. The pin prick didn’t hurt, thanks to me researching to do it at the side of the finger (the pad can be painful) Thankfully, as we watched the control line appeared meaning we had done it right. And no further line.

Obviously we still need to wait for the blood tests to come back to be sure, but it was a relief.

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Weight off my shoulders!
 None on 05th April 2016

Such a relief after months of torture! The 15 minutes wait was one of the longest, hardest times of my life, thinking of how to inform my partner and previous partners! Awful! But thankfully a negative result followed and my heart has just about stopped galloping! As people have said, make sure theres someone to call if it doesnt go as hoped, and maybe even if it does! It helps to release all the pent up worry! Its natural to wonder if your that 1 in a thousand that might be wrong, but its highly unlikely, so take the test and be at peace! Thanks Biosure. I can move on with my life and be worry free!

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