Talking about home testing for HIV

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Mr Greatfull



Years of worry and guilt

I had sex outside my marriage 4 years ago a stupid moment of weakness. I had 2 hiv tests in the months that followed and 2 follow up visits because I was so worried. Eventually told I may be suffering from somatisation by the last consultant I saw and was told to just go away and enjoy my family. I really did try to do this but now 4 years later my marriage is over and all the worry came back. I was worried i’d infected my wife and possibly our children somehow. Finally picked up courage to test again and its negative. So many wasted years, but now the future looks a whole lot brighter. Thank you x

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Francesca Bard, BioSure (UK) Ltd
 Work on 17th June 2019

Hi M123, given your time since exposure (5-7 years ago) and your wife's negative status I would say that you do not have HIV. I would also recommend testing again 12 weeks post your last exposure as although it is low risk it is always better to know your status. Kindest regards Francesca Bradford, BioSure (UK) Ltd

 None on 10th June 2019

What is the chance to get a HIV, if I had two unprotected sex 2012 and 2014? (With girls that I know, and they also have sex with people that I know). And so far I didn't hear anything about their HIV status or that they had any problems. I got baby 2019, I had many, many times sex with my girl and now wife from 2013 until now, and I think that she was tested for HIV during pregnancy. I never tested myself, and yes I'm in fear to test myself, to be honest. I just wanted to know what do you think about my exposure 2013 and 2014. From 2013 to 2019, I forget to mention, I had maybe 3-4 protected sex (with condom) and maybe 4 unprotected oral sex, with other girls. Last time that I had unprotected oral sex, it was in strip club, 6 weeks ago. I tested myself on gonorrhea chlamydia, ureaplasma and mycoplasma and I was negative. What are your thoughts, am I negative if my wife was tested negative during pregnancy and should I worry about something that happened 5-7 years ago? Thanks

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