Does ‘non-reactive’ 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?
Non-reactive means the result is HIV negative.
However the blood was collected, you are still HIV negative. Ranbaxy labs would not re-use syringes.
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This answer was updated in January 2018 from an original Q&A posted in August 2007.