Talking about home testing for HIV

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Hi, My story is that I had a protected sex with an unknown partner but the girl was on me and she secretes every of her vaginal fluid,and since the incidence I started having symptoms within few days i.e fever which lasted for 2wks, some tiny rashes, very mild sore throat that doesn’t allow me to swallow, chest pain, very painful knee and ancle, all lasted till 8wks. I tested at 6weeks and comes out -ve. Is it possible my result stays -ve even at 12 wks due to my symptoms which I suffered from.
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Gary Carpenter, BioSure (UK) Limited
 Work on 09th October 2017

Hi Alsadiq Thanks for getting in touch. The chances of contracting HIV from an HIV positive partner following any form of heterosexual insertive vaginal sex are very slim, about 1 in 2,000. The symptoms associated with early HIV symptoms cannot start until at least 2 weeks post infection. So it is unlikely that the symptoms described were due to HIV infection. Once you have had symptoms for about a week an HIV test should be positive. So your negative test at 6 weeks is very encouraging but unfortunately you can't consider it to be conclusive. You really need to retest at 12 weeks I'm afraid to be 100% certain. I hope that this helps to answer your question. Kind regards Gary Carpenter BioSure (UK) Limited

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