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What Does It Mean To Be Hiv Negative

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What do HCV antibody test results mean with HIV negative @ 9 months

Had an antibody HCV test done at 7 months, it came back with a <0.1 0.0 - 0.8 s/c. After this I had one night upper abdominal pain, does this mean I have to go back and do another test such as the HCV RNA PCR. I'm at 11 months of exposure....
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
Don't worry any further. Testing is complete.Great results!... Read more »

I tested negative for hiv does this also mean im negative for aids?

Im a little confused...If you test negative for hiv does that mean you also do not have aids?... Read more »

If you have swollen glands and are HIV negative, does this mean that you don't have HIV infection?

I have a question about swollen glands. The presence of swollen glands indicates that the body is... Read more »
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Does negative always mean negative??

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Ive read a lot on here where people say they are positive, but their "viral load" or whatever, is undetectable?? So does that mean if they were to walk into a clinic, take a rapid OraSure test, it would come back negative?!!?

Or if you take the... Read more »

Negative means Negative!!!

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I was a frequenter to this board almost two years ago. For all the worried well, please read this.
In Oct '99, I had a low risk exposure with a man who I found out two weeks later was poz.
About a week after my exposure, I noticed a small... Read more »

What do you mean I'm NEGATIVE ? !!!

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Hello, my name is Steve and I've just tested negative at eleven weeks. I'd like to share my story because its very similar to some of the others that have appeared here. Sorry its a long story, but its consumed my whole life for the past (nearly)... Read more »

hiv+ and hiv negative partnership

Posted by Anonymous, 18 Replies
I hope will get some answers from this forum. Please people advise. I am hiv + and just met a wonderful hiv- man. He is a real catch. We have gone on a couple of dates. I went out with him out of myown selfishness and wanted some excitement in... Read more »