Talking about home testing for HIV

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Testworries

I recently took the test and it came back negative, which was great. But I’ve recently been having some anxiety over the fact that I didn’t wash my hands before the test. It says to wash hands in the online instructions. Will not washing hands have any effect on the test outcome?
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Becky, BioSure UK Ltd
 Work on 22nd March 2021

Hi Anxious1, We recommend to wash your hands before performing your test but it is not necessary. Not washing your hands before will have no affect on the test result itself. I hope this helps. Kindest regards, Becky

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