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Worried about another line on strip

I’ve done a biosure hiv test 9 months after exposure and I’ve got the control line but also there’s a line at the bottom of the strip and I’m worried that I’m hiv positive.

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Becky, BioSure UK Ltd
 Work on 11th August 2020

Hi Worried about, From your description, I am assuming that the line at the very bottom of the strip is not in fact a line but is a red smudge from where the blood sample has travelled up the strip. This is nothing to worry about and does not affect your negative result, it is simply there as a result of the lateral flow design of the test. Your negative result 9 months post exposure is accurate and conclusive - you do not need to retest. Kindest regards, Becky

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