Some tests (not usually in the UK) include a number (ie 0.31 or 0.64).

  • If the number is less than 1.0 the result is negative.
  • If the result is above 1.0 the result is positive
  • If the result is very close to 1.0 (higher than 0.90) the doctor may repeat the test.

A higher number below 1.0 does NOT indicate a higher chance of having HIV.


1 June 2016