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New here and test results
« on: November 13, 2013, 07:26:18 PM »
Ok So I am pretty sure My results are negative and there was just an error made but i would feel better getting some opinions.
     

Name                                  Value                           Reference Range
HIV 1/2 EIA AB SCREEN        NON-REACTIVE             NON-REACTIVE

Result:Positive

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Re: New here and test results
« Reply #1 on: November 13, 2013, 07:36:40 PM »
Ok So I am pretty sure My results are negative and there was just an error made but i would feel better getting some opinions.
     

Name                                  Value                           Reference Range
HIV 1/2 EIA AB SCREEN        NON-REACTIVE             NON-REACTIVE

Result:Positive

Who did the test and why are you not asking them ? . Maybe another moderator can answer your question  , I cant .

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Re: New here and test results
« Reply #2 on: November 13, 2013, 07:39:50 PM »
The results were sent online. My phone had been broken so i haven't spoken to anyone yet and Just got them.

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Re: New here and test results
« Reply #3 on: November 13, 2013, 07:46:13 PM »
maybe one of the other mods will have an answer . You only get 3 post so I'm going to remove one of your replies so that you can comment if need be if you get more information . I would advise calling the lab and asking them when you get your phone in order .

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Re: New here and test results
« Reply #4 on: November 14, 2013, 12:08:31 AM »
maybe one of the other mods will have an answer . You only get 3 post so I'm going to remove one of your replies so that you can comment if need be if you get more information . I would advise calling the lab and asking them when you get your phone in order .

I would absolutely call the lab. Non-Reactive means "negative," pure and simple.

Also, might be a good idea to take a test from a more reputable lab, clinic, AIDS Service Organization, or doctor. Mistakes like that really aren't acceptable.

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Re: New here and test results
« Reply #5 on: November 14, 2013, 06:00:59 AM »
Girl,

As Jonathan said, "non-reactive" means negative.

I also very much agree with what he said about a mistake like that being totally unacceptable. Not only is the "value" differing from the "result" wrong, but it's strange that the "reference range" also says non-reactive. There are usually numbers in that spot - it's just a standard reference range and should be the same on anyone's hiv test result sheet, regardless of their result. Somebody totally dropped the ball when filling your result form in.

If you have lost all faith in the place where you tested, you can find another test center near you by putting your zip code into the top search box on poz.com's Health Services Directory page.

By the way, you don't mention what prompted you to test. Provided you've been having protected anal or vaginal intercourse, you can expect that non-reactive (=negative) result to be the one correct thing on that piece of paper. 

Here's what you need to know in order to avoid hiv infection:

You need to be using condoms for anal or vaginal intercourse, every time, no exceptions until such time as you are in a securely monogamous relationship where you have both tested for ALL sexually transmitted infections together.

To agree to have unprotected intercourse is to consent to the possibility of being infected with an STI. Sex without a condom lasts only a matter of minutes, but hiv is forever.

Have a look through the condom and lube links in my signature line so you can use condoms with confidence.

Anyone who is sexually active should be having a full sexual health care check-up, including but not limited to hiv testing, at least once a year and more often if unprotected intercourse occurs.

If you aren't already having regular, routine check-ups, now is the time to start. As long as you make sure condoms are being used for intercourse, you can fully expect your routine hiv tests to return with negative results.

Don't forget to always get checked for all the other sexually transmitted infections as well, because they are MUCH easier to transmit than hiv. Some of the other STIs can be present with no obvious symptoms, so the only way to know for sure is to test.

Use condoms for anal or vaginal intercourse, correctly and consistently, and you will avoid hiv infection. It really is that simple!

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Re: New here and test results
« Reply #6 on: November 15, 2013, 03:02:34 AM »
Thank You for your replies
That makes me feel better and Validates what i thought.
It was just routine tests at my doctors. I am in a monogamous relationship, have been for many years however You can imagine how i felt when i first saw the result saying positive. It wasn't until I searched for what non reactive meant and Then submitted here for a bit more validation.
I will be getting in touch with them however.thanks again

 


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