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Well i think i was bit worried after even a low risk encounter that i had and i even think i developed anxiety.

I bought a HIV Duo test, did a test and all negative. This is after about 15 weeks. After reading the instructions properly, i found out that i had to wipe away the first drop of blood and use the second drop for testing.

Just wondering if this would make any difference? Do i have to redo the test?

Thanks guys.
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Yes since you can't purchase Duo tests.
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Sorry but it was HIV 1+2 rapid Test.

Do i need to retest?

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Was the test called the Home Access testing kit for HIV?
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It was one of these test http://www.hivtest.co.nz/tests.htm

It says HIV 1+2 Rapid test
1366547 tn?1287367550
This test is not approved by the FDA for use. The ONLY at-home testing kit for HIV approved by the FDA is the Home Access kit.

Unfortunately, given that you have no proof or reassurance that this is a reliable test, you will need to test again. You can go to a local health clinic and get a test- many places offer free, confidential HIV testing.

If you want to do it at home, the only test you should buy is the Home Access.
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Home Access is not a test kit it is a collection kit.
1366547 tn?1287367550
Right, that you send into a lab and call after a few days for results.
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I sent an email to the gal that is incharge of the AIDS org. in Auckland.
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Not an approved test it is imported from China. They recommend you take an approved government HIV test.
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