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What Does Nonreactive In An Hiv Test Mean

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Nonreactive vs. Negative?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Hi!

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.

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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 »

What does this test name mean?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
i am negative but wanted to ask something.

on the report from quest and under the term - TEST NAME,
it states .....
HIV-1 AB W/CONFIRM.,NY
HIV-1 AB, EIA

it says non-reactive, no HIV-1 antibodies dectected.
what does AB mean?

what does W/CONFIRM mean?
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A pos test for HIV, STD could mean another STD too

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
If you've tested positive for AIDS HIV or an STD it could mean there's another STD too. Get the standard STD clinic tests from a medical center clinic or your doctor.

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what do you mean

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
i do not understand when you ask what exposure. i guess what i am sayin is i was with this same man for years. we ended it and i wondered if he ever cheated on me so i had a hiv 1&2 ab test 4 months and then another one months later and it was... Read more »
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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. I read somewhere on your site that nonreactive does not necessarily mean negative. When is that the case? I've waited three months since the...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,You read what? I suggest you go back and reread that passage a bit more carefully, and if you remain concerned, copy the passage and send it back to me, and I'll try to clear up any confusion. But rest assured that non-reactive and... Read more »

Non-Reactive after 3 mos

Dear RMK:Is Non-reactive Elisa Antibodyafter 3 months a good sign?...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Response from Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
The BEST (non-reactive means no HIV antibodies were detected)! According to the CDC, testing at three or more months is considered accurate. That means, as long as you haven't had any exposures in those three months, that you are HIV... Read more »

Reactive Syphilis Test, Non-Reactive HIV Test

Hi Rick, On July 13th, 2012, I completed a routine sexual health blood test. I am a huge weakling when it comes to blood work, and totally fainted in the doctors office. Once my blood work was completed, I received an alarming and unfortunate call...
Richard Cordova III

Response from Richard Cordova III

Test Positive Aware Network
Hi, there:I would not be concerned about HIV. HIV is not easily transmitted via oral sex or during anilingus. In health,Richard... Read more »

GGT / Hepatitis Bs Antibody non-reactive

My regular medical checkups since 1998 have all shown that I have an elevated GGT level above normal in range of 71-91, though I am not a heavy drinker (2/3 beers or glasses of wine/week is the maximum) and even when I was off liquor for a while;...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
My main concern is your fatty liver. You should see a liver specialist since fatty liver can lead to scarring. If you are overweight, the most important thing is to exercise and lose weight. Fatty liver improves with weight loss. Other causes... Read more »
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