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Question

What does the number on my negative HIV test result mean?

I had an HIV test done and result was negative and non reactive. The result showed 0.04 what does this mean? Jake

Answer

Hi Jake,

Thank you for your question.

This result means you do not have HIV. The number is a more accurate (quantitative) way of measuring the result other than a simple, yes or no. 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, either higher or lower, then the doctor may decide a confirmatory test is required. You result of 0.04 is a long way from 1.0.

Any time you don’t understand a test result it is important to ask the test centre or doctor who performed the test.


Information on this website is provided by treatment advocates and offered as a guide only. Decisions about your treatment should always be taken in consultation with your doctor.

40 comments

  1. Nick

    What does this mean ?
    “HIV P24 antigen and total antibodies to 0.15 HIV 1 & HIV 2″ ? Please explain
    Its urgent

  2. Karthik

    I had an Elisa test before 2 months ago and it resulted as 0.090.is there any possibilities of having HIV virus in my body or should I do the test once again ?? Please answer me I am very much worried about this

  3. behrad

    Hi my result HIV test is 0.28, what does mean?

  4. Jitendra

    I had an HIV test done and result was negative and non reactive. The result showed 0.09 what does this mean?

  5. Roy Trevelion

    A report that says non reactive and shows the number 0.09 means that you are HIV negative. But you can have another test if you think it’s not accurate.
    Most questions about transmission and testing have been answered here:
    http://i-base.info/qa/factsheets/hiv-transmission-and-testing

  6. babar

    I have test report of HIV which shows is non reactive and 0.09 ? Can you explan me if it is showing the 0.09 it means I have a virus in body. And it can be increased or not. ..another if a normal man do test it is necessary that it will show same as my report. Can I do marriage and it can be transmitted to my wife or not.

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