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What Does It Mean If You Hiv Test Comes Back Nonreactive

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Nancy Breuer

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WorkPositive, Inc.
Eight years? You can get a reliable HIV test after 8 months! If you test negative, that means you were not infected in that encounter, fortunate soul. It's time to move on. Continue to take care of yourself and protect yourself from HIV... Read more »

Reactive Syphilis Test, Non-Reactive HIV Test

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Nonreactive the same as Negative?

Hello Dr. Frascino,I just got my hiv test (HIV1/HIV2 Ab EIA) results back. They were nonreactive.... Read more »

Personal Perspective: "Come Back When You're Dressed Like a Man"

I am a 26-year-old Latina transgender woman. I was mostly raised by my aunt after I was taken away from my mom and dad due to their drug use and street lifestyle. Things were hard because there were seven children in the house and a lack of love... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Coming Soon: Over-the-Counter Oral HIV Test

In January, Bethlehem, Pa.-based OraSure Technologies submitted a final module of clinical test results supporting its application to sell the OraQuick rapid HIV test to the public. Food and Drug Administration approval could come this year. The... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Changes Coming to Massachusetts Law on HIV Testing

Supporters hope a new state law that takes effect Thursday will lead to more HIV testing in Massachusetts. The state was one of only two that required patients to provide written consent for the test; under the new policy, doctors need obtain only... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Couples-Based HIV Testing and Counseling Comes to Maryland

Baltimore will become the first Maryland city and only the 15th U.S. city to offer a couples-based HIV testing and counseling program. According to Orrin D. Ware, research project coordinator of STAR TRACK Adolescent HIV Program, the program will... Read more »
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Nonreactive vs. Negative?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies

I just had an hiv test and it came back nonreactive. Is that the same thing as negative - or does it mean there's a possibility that the infection is present? My last potential exposure was 12 weeks before the test, and I was low risk anyway.

An... Read more »

Reactive Elisa, Non-reactive Western Blot

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
I went in for an HIV antibody test 90 days post-possible exposure and the result came back reactive on the Elisa and non-reactive on the western blot. Are the antibodies produced in response to HIV unique or are they generic to a host of other... Read more »

Not coming back

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Hi everyone.

This is just to tell you all that I am not coming back here!! Why? Because I finally know and believe that I am not HIV+. I also know that coming here and focusing on HIV will be harmful to me (it makes me just obsess more).

I wish you... Read more »

Physical symptoms keep coming back?

Posted by haley, 3 Replies
So I've been infected for about a month now. I started getting symptoms after week one and after week 2 I found out I was positive. After about 7-8 days of symptoms, I started feeling a lot better physically. I even had my appetite back and... Read more »