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What does hiv status 280 means?

A negative result doesn’t necessarily mean that you don’t have HIV. That’s because of the window period—the time between when a person gets HIV and when a test can accurately detect it. The window period varies from person to person and is also different depending upon the type of HIV test.

What does it mean when your HIV test is negative? A negative result doesn’t necessarily mean that you don’t have HIV. That’s because of the window period—the time between when a person gets HIV and when a test can accurately detect it. The window period varies from person to person and is also different depending upon the type of HIV test.

What does indeterminate mean on an HIV test? Indeterminate: means that the test did not show whether or not you have HIV. This could happen if you have another medical condition that interfered with the test or you have been infected recently. If you have an indeterminate HIV test result, you need to have an HIV test repeated at a later date.

What does it mean when a follow up HIV test is positive? If the follow-up test is also positive, it means you are HIV-positive. If you had a rapid screening test, the testing site will arrange a follow-up test to make sure the screening test result was correct.

What happens if you don’t know the basics about HIV? If HIV is not treated, it can lead to AIDS (acquired immunodeficiency syndrome). Learning the basics about HIV can keep you healthy and prevent HIV transmission. You can also download materials to share or watch videos on basic information about HIV. What is HIV? HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) is a virus that attacks the body’s immune system.

Can you test negative and still have HIV?

Can you test negative and still have HIV? You can be infected with HIV and still get negative HIV test results. After you get infected, it can take days to a couple of weeks for the HIV virus to replicate itself and spread through the body, and 2-3 or more weeks for your body to produce antibodies to HIV.

What is the difference between HIV positive or HIV negative? Positive: means that you have HIV infection. Your provider will discuss treatment and refer you to a specialist for HIV care. Negative: means either you do not have HIV or you got it so recently that your body has not had time to make enough antibodies to be detected by the test. If your result is negative but other things seem to point to HIV as a possibility, you should have the test repeated later.

What is the best test for HIV testing? The best screening test for HIV is the test that you use properly and at the right times. Most physicians and health clinics use a combination antibody/antigen ELISA screening assay. A 4th generation ELISA is pretty much gold standard. You can count on a positive reaction if you’re infected.

Could your HIV test show a false positive? HIV tests are highly sensitive and may result in a false positive . A follow-up test can determine whether a person truly has HIV. If the results from a second test are positive, a person is considered to be HIV-positive. It’s also possible to receive a false-negative result.