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Worried to death, seronegative?

I tested negative at 6 weeks (clinic), 10 weeks (biosure self test), 13 weeks (clinic) and 20.5 weeks using biosure self test. I have had gastrointestinal problems since January which I have never suffered with before, twitching, bleeding gums, had severe Diarrhea, sore throat, stiff neck, extreme tiredness 3 weeks after exposure. Can I really rely on these results that I am negative? Doctor says that gastrointestinal problems (struggling to go to the toilet, swollen colon, occasional Diarrhea) isn’t HIV related. I had complete blood count and that came back normal

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Becky, BioSure UK Ltd
 Work on 06th July 2020

Hi Scared22020, Any result taken 12 weeks post exposure using our test is conclusive. Your negative result after 20 weeks is reliable and you do not need to retest. Gastrointestinal problems are not common symptoms of HIV, flu-like symptoms are most common and can come with symptoms of diarrhoea and nausea but alone I would not relate these wholly to HIV infection. If these persist, I would recommend to get in contact with your GP to discuss these further. I hope this information helps. Kindest regards, Becky

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