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Understanding Test Results

Nov 6, 2003

I just got tested for HIV 1 & 2 Antibody and my report says 0.28 and in brackets it says Non reactive. The report says 1.0 is cut off. What does this mean?

Response from Dr. Frascino


Great news! You're negative. Non-reactive is just another way of saying negative. To be positive on your type of test, you would have a value greater than 1 (the cutoff). Since your value is less than 1 (0.28 to be exact), you are negative. Yell, "WOO-HOO," and start celebrating.

Stay safe and stay well.

Dr. Bob

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