Talking about home testing for HIV

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Very worried. I have ordered a test of you, but it has not yet come. I was curious about men so I hit one and we gave each other blowjobs only. After we were finished, in looked in to my mouth and I saw that I had some small cuts in my mouth. He did not come inside my mouth, but I am very afraid of precum have come in contact with cuts. I spat several times while in sucked him, because i didnt wanna swallow my own saliva even. He saidthat he has taken a HIV test and Syphilis around 20 october.2016 but he has meet other guys after the test was done. And thats why now i am afraid That maybe he has been infected by it, and that virus levels were so high that I have managed to be infected by precum his. Me and he met 12.19.2016. I came inside his mouth, but I’m pretty sure he spat it out. But it just shows me that he is not cautious, and therefore I am now afraid that he has done the same with others after the test. He says he feels healthy and have no symptoms. So my problem now is that, I itches almost constantly over the body, but only that. But i dont have any rashes, onlysome red marks on my forehead, but it disappears again. It itches on my head Also-. I am so afraid and regret so much for what i have done. I hope not I have got HIV because of this big mistake that i have made.

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Gary Carpenter, BioSure (UK) Limited
 Work on 25th February 2017

Hi Tom I'm sorry that it has taken so long for me to reply to you. There are no definitive answers. It is difficult to create ethical human studies that could answer this problem. What we do know, pretty much for certain, is that once the early seroconversion symptoms have subsided is that a person will have started to create antibodies and will, therefore, be detectable by the BioSURE HIV Self Test. Again sorry that I cannot give you a definitive answer but hope that this helps to answer your question. Kind regards Gary Carpenter BioSure (UK) Limited

 Used on 22nd February 2017

Hi,thank you so much for the answer. This is what Simon Collins is an HIV positive treatment advocate sayd : HIV seroconversion is the time in which a person first develops antibodies for HIV. They will not yet test positive on an HIV antibody test. The word just means that your sero status is converting from being HIV antibody negative to HIV antibody positive. And I've read other sites where physicians have written that it takes as much as 2-3 weeks after seroconversion that people will test positive on an antibody test. I believe in what you say, I react just why some say the one and the other. Is there no definitive answer, no experts have explored this ??

Gary Carpenter, BioSure (UK) Limited
 Work on 21st February 2017

Hi Tom Once sero-conversion starts antibody generation is extremely rapid. So it may not be absolutely concurrent but it will absolutely be within the window that seroconversion symptoms exist, and very probably within 24 hrs of the start of the symtoms. I hope that I have answered your question. Kind regards Gary

 Used on 21st February 2017

During seroconversion an HIV blood test could produce a false negative result. You won’t get a positive HIV test until your body makes enough HIV antibodies to be detected. So this will then mean that it may take time before you get enough antibodies to test positive. So if you take a test because of HIV symptoms then it is not sure that it will turn out on the test, even if the symptoms are from HIV. Is this true? Or the test will detect right away when the symptoms are due to HIV.? Thanks

Gary Carpenter, BioSure (UK) Limited
 Work on 12th January 2017

Dear Lars Your understanding is correct. If the symptoms you had were due to HIV then the BioSURE Self Test would have been positive. Given that your risk exposure was only 3 weeks ago it is very unlikely that the symptoms would have been due to HIV. I hope that this helps. Kind regards Gary Carpenter BioSure (UK) Limited

 Used on 10th January 2017

Hei Gary. Sorry for nagging,but i would like to ask you only this question. This itching that i am having,that is making me belive that i have HIV symptoms,after my accident 19.12.16. I tok yesterday a HIv test that i bought from you,and it was negativ. Does this mean that the itching is not a result of a hiv infection? I really hope you can answer this question. have a nice day.

Gary Carpenter, BioSure (UK) Limited
 Work on 09th January 2017

Hi Lars Thank you for adding your comment and explaining your risk exposure so completely. There are a number of things to note. The date of your possible is probably too soon for the BioSURE HIV Self Test to be definitive. The test may not detect HIV infections that have occurred within the last 3 months. Unfortunately, even the most sensitive HIV tests can only really detect infection from 3-4 weeks post infection. These are laboratory conducted tests and can only be performed by a trained health care professional. It is also worth noting that the risk of infection from a single incident of oral sex is low. However, given your obvious concern, I would suggest that you contact your local sexual health clinic in order to arrange an appointment for an HIV serology test. I am sorry that I cannot offer any more help at this time. Kind regards Gary Carpenter BioSure (UK) Limited

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