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Question

What does the number on my 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.

A result that is less than 1.0  means you do not have HIV. You result of 0.04 is less than 1.0.

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.

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.

76 comments

  1. Patrick

    What is the result: Hiv -1/2 means positive or negative?

  2. Kavindra

    Hlw sr i am 28 year old i am suffering from following
    1 sore thorat with caugh and dry mouth
    2 white and dry tongue
    3 fever repeated again and again since 2month
    4 chest pain
    5 joint and muscle pain
    6 pain in abdomenal
    7 pain in lower abdonal
    8 pain in back
    9 pain in feet
    10 pain in hand
    11 weakness
    12 tiredness
    13 allergy on the face
    14 allergy on growing area
    15 night sweats
    Sr i have proceted sex with A prostute lady in oct 2015 sr after 15month i get hiv test and my hiv result is negative sr pl help me

  3. yatin

    I just had a Hiv Test, n result is,
    HIV-DUO Non Reactive,0.349 Index. What does it mean?
    And can you tell me this 0.349 number is higher or normal?

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