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Question

Does a ‘non-reactive’ result mean I am HIV negative?

I am 24 years old. I had sex 9 months ago with my boyfriend and I am now going to get married to someone else. I was afraid of getting HIV, so I got myself tested at Ranbaxy laboratory Amritsar after 8 months, and the result was non reactive.

They performed rapid card test, but know i fear that they had used an already used syringe. They used the vaccum system to collect my blood sample. please tell me whether the this type of syringe can be reused and am i infected with HIV or is it just my fear?

Answer

Yes.

Non-reactive means you are HIV negative.

However the blood was collected, you are still HIV negative. Ranbaxy labs would not re-use syringes.


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77 comments

  1. Habibu

    Me ake nufida nonreactive

  2. Hi Ntsakiso

    Lots of couples have a family when one of them is positive and the other is negative.

    See this link for more information:
    http://www.i-base.info/pregnancy

    The full guide linked at the bottom of this page includes more details information about how to conceive when one partenr is HIV negative and the other is HIV positive and on treatment.
    http://i-base.info/guides/pregnancy/what-to-do-when-one-partner-is-hiv-positive-and-the-other-is-hiv-negative

  3. ntsakiso

    im hiv positive my partner is hiv negative i want a bby

  4. Charles

    When Dr’s tell people what their HIV test results, they SHOULD get out of the habit of explaining things in technical ways. For example, HIV index values and phrases such as nonreactive or reactive.

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