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Question

What do reactive negative/non-reactive results mean?

My ex had a rapid test and the results on the paper was reactive negative/non-reactive. He told me that the doctor said the result was positive. I googled and on your feedbacks say that it is negative – I am confused and scared now. Can you please clarify this for me?

Answer

A non-reactive results means HIV negative.  A reactive results means HIV positive.  An indeterminate results mean the test results was unclear and needs another test.

There is no such thing as a reactive negative result – this could be a communication lad error and you need to refer back to the testing clinic for clarification.

Please refer to this link for more info on testing results at our FAQ section :-


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.

6 comments

  1. Hi you can find the information in the question and answer above.

  2. Why didn’t the test mention Negative or Positive clearly?
    May be confused on non-reactive or reactive.

  3. Hi,
    Please check the answer to the question above for the info you are looking for.

  4. I tested for HIV and my result is non reactive. What does this mean?

  5. Hi,

    If your test was taken more than 4 weeks after an exposure you can assume that it is accurate. They recommend that you take another after 3 months just to make sure.

  6. Today i tested for HIV and am negative. They said that i must be tested again after 3 months?

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