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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?

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Answer: Simon Collins

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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  1. Simon Collins

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  2. Lisa Thorley

    Hi XXX,

    Please see the above post and Q’s 1 and 8 here:

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  3. XXX

    I am 26 year old and i was injected a titbag injection 2 months ago by a doctor on his clinic i fear that he had used an already used syringe. I thought i should test my blood then after 15 days i tested it an found negative results. After 2 months i retested my blood sample and found following result:
    HIV I/II ANTIBODY 0.02 OD RATIO
    HIV I/II ANTIGEN 0.01 OD RATIO
    Interpretation: Negative = 0.25 for both ag and ab
    Then i want to ask u what is my results? I am going to marriage and i am very upset to take this

  4. Lisa Thorley

    Hi Selvan,

    Please see Q’s 1 and 8 here:

    http://i-base.info/qa/what-are-the-most-asked-questions

  5. Selvan

    Hi
    Can any one clarify me, After 3 day of exposure the Elisa test results hiv 1 and 11, non reactive 0.092 what is the meaning.