blackstar
Hello, This question that I have is about  HIV testing. What is the difference "Undetectable: and Non-reactive/Negative" I am pretty confused.  
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helpline-volunteer
Hi there, 

Thank you for your inquiry. While both terms are used in regards to HIV testing, they can be distinguished by whether or not the individual is currently living with HIV.

A non-reactive result indicates that no HIV antibodies were detected, and therefore the individual can be considered HIV-negative. (1)

On the other hand, an individual living with HIV who is receiving antiretroviral therapy (ART) can achieve an undetectable viral load, meaning they cannot sexually transmit the virus to others. This is effectively known as undetectable equals untransmittable or U=U. (2)

Regards,

AIDS Vancouver Helpline/Online, Ashley

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