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Worried about the result

Hello, I’ve done the biosure test 89 days after exposure and it was negative, but I’m having symptoms.
Is the result accurate and do I need to test again???
I’m really anxious please help

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 on 08th January 2017

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Results question
 on 22nd July 2016

Tested negative but shortly after 15 min a faint line appeared above the purple control line. What does that mean? Just to confirm there was nothing below the control line where results would be.
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Gary Carpenter, BioSure (UK) Limited
 Work on 09th January 2017

Hi Lo Thank you for contacting us. The symptoms around early HIV infection are caused by the process of antibody production. The BioSURE HIV Self Test detects these antibodies. So, if you had seroconversion symptoms that were due to HIV infection, then the result of your self test would have been positive. We give the 3 month "window period" only because individuals go through this antibody production process any time up to 3 months. I hope that this helps and I do not see the need for you to test again. Kind regards Gary Carpenter Head of Clinical & Regulatory Affairs BioSure (UK) Limited

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