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HIV 1 Ag and total ABS to HIV I and II

Question: 

The result is non reactive (.151 COI). ECLIA method. I would like to know what this result mean. I believe potential risk of unprotected sex i had about 8-10 months back. and tested today for HIV. please let me know what this mean. I couldnt read what this mean. help me understadnd

Answer: 

Hi there, thanks for contacting us with your questions! We're happy to help!

HIV tests are molecular biochemical tests with complicated processes behind them in how they work. Essentially, the numbers you get for the results are just technical variants from administering the test. The only thing that matters is whether the test was reactive or non-reactive. All tests are non-reactive until they reach a threshold number, at which point you get a positive (Reactive) result. Your test was non-reactive, which means that it's negative! Congrats!

If you'd like to know more about how the actual test you took worked, I suggest you contact the lab that did the test as they should be able to explain the result of the test and the actual numbers. But the number is irrelevant. Only the non-reactive part is what needs to be understood, which means negative! Additionally, this website provides information about different HIV tests and how they work, so you may find it useful. http://i-base.info/guides/testing/appendix-3-how-hiv-tests-work

I hope this helped!

Sincerely,

Christina

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