Q and A


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?


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.


  1. Jeric

    Hi si can you please enlightened me regarding to my results of HIV because it wasn’t clearly written that i’m non reactive.the results shows like these. Count 0.448 negative, 1.0 positive, 1.0. But the doctor says I’m negative.

  2. Jason

    I get result as non reactive after test of retro virus 1/2 does that mean i am negetive or positive please reply soon

  3. junior

    I’m pregnant on my first visit at the clinic i test positive and they took my blood sample to the lab and came back non reactive at the 12.6 and my CD4count says I’m 518 and I just took some antinaf pills Thetford day they told me that it is possible to leave the pilast as they didn’t found anything on my blood test from the lab

  4. prisilla

    i did an hiv test but iam not sure cause it is written HCT- Non reactive but the hand writting looks like now reactive confused.

  5. reddy

    hi i went to a lab for HIV test after taken my blood sample the result they gave me that “RVS – Non-Reactive to determine kit”, what does it mean exactly,? am i HIV positive? or any need to give another sample to re checkup please suggest.

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