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About hiv home test kit
« on: August 08, 2019, 11:19:44 pm »
Hi everyone,

Yesterday i bought the hiv test kit but the prick was broken. I saw that my lower front teeth was bleeding so i take the blood and used it on kit. My exposure was 3 month and the result was negative(1 line on c mark). Should i take another test?

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Re: About hiv home test kit
« Reply #1 on: August 09, 2019, 09:23:40 am »
Hiya

Are you testing over an specific event?

Anyhow suspect the test is fine but as the test kit was damaged I would recommend retesting if you had some sort of exposure

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Re: About hiv home test kit
« Reply #2 on: August 09, 2019, 10:00:41 am »
Yes. Testing over 3 month. I only damaged the needle prick i dont know the exact name of the device that punch needle to finger. Others was okay. I press the needle prick but not on my finger. So i take the blood that bleeding from lower of my front teeth. The result was single line on C mark. So it is negative?
« Last Edit: August 09, 2019, 10:06:03 am by Mguy »

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Re: About hiv home test kit
« Reply #3 on: August 09, 2019, 10:47:51 am »
Hiya

I'll presume the risk was condomless intercourse and remind you to test for far easier to acquire STI's, not just HIV.

Regarding the HIV test, I understand you only saw damage to the lancet finger stik and, I doubt there is any problem with the test although as it was a damaged product I still recommend retesting to be sure.

Here's what you need to know in order to avoid HIV infection:
Use condoms for anal or vaginal intercourse, correctly and consistently, every time, no exceptions. Consider starting PrEP as an additional layer of HIV protection going forward

Keep in mind that some sexual practices which may be described as ‘safe’ in terms of HIV transmission might still pose a risk for transmission of other STI's, so please do get fully tested regularly and at least yearly for all STI's including but not limited to HIV and test more frequently if unprotected intercourse occurs

Also, note that it is possible to have an STI and show no signs or symptoms and the only way of knowing is by testing.

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Kind regards

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Re: About hiv home test kit
« Reply #4 on: August 11, 2019, 09:15:58 am »
Hi.

The test kit was fine when i opened. Only me damage the lancet needle stik because it was my first time. I would like to know if it was okay that i use blood from my lower teeth that bleeding freshly.

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Re: About hiv home test kit
« Reply #5 on: August 11, 2019, 10:58:09 am »
as it was a damaged product I still recommend retesting to be sure.
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