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So in my paranoia I went and had my blood draw for labs, because frankly I have a lot of severe symptoms that have persisted and even worsened since I took my first test. So in two weeks(ish) I will find out how truly accurate the BioSure HIV Self Test really is. I am ashamed to say I have take 4 tests now. One at 13 weeks, 15 weeks, 16 weeks, and 18 weeks (today). I had my blood drawn earlier today, then took the test about 30 min later. The result, as with the previous three, was negative. This time I kept the test for an hour. I must say, after 40 minutes the test starts looking weird, and never was there a solid second (positive) line. However there was some blood sticking by the edge on one side where the positive line might be? That was very distressing. At any rate, there has always been a pronounced test line (meaning I ran the test correctly) and it has always showed up right away (about 3 min).
So BioSure – we shall see. I will back on here once I get my official results.

2 Responses

Becky, BioSure UK Ltd
 Work on 21st May 2021

Hi Tester, Sorry for not getting back to you sooner. You can be extremely confident with your 4 negative BioSure test results that were all performed outside of the window period. I guess the fact that you did not hear back from the labs is a good thing but I also understand that it probably would help to ease your mind even if they responded with "negative". Regardless, your negative results are accurate and you can try to put this behind you and move on from this knowing that you are HIV negative. If you have anymore questions, please feel free to leave them below. Thank you. All the best, Becky

 Used on 10th April 2021

So, the labs I had done - the situation was one where "we'll contact you if you test positive". It's been 26 days since the results were filed electronically (the result not published; "no comment" listed) but I have not been contacted. Weird situation I know. Perhaps this means I can move on with life? 4 BioSure tests (13 to 18 wks) and one weird blood draw later.

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