What is HIV-2 negative?

What is HIV-2 negative?

Normal results are negative. This means that no antibodies were found and that you may not be infected with HIV.

What is HIV-1 and HIV-2 nonreactive?

What does it mean when you get a non reactive test for HIV? A non-reactive HIV test result means that the HIV antibodies have not been found in your blood. If you have taken this test at least one month after possible exposure to HIV, and you have received a non reactive result, then you do not have HIV.

What does HIV-1 and 2 antibodies mean?

Negative HIV-1 antibody but positive HIV-2 antibody results indicates the presence of HIV-2 infection. Together with a reactive initial HIV-1/-2 antigen and antibody screening test results, individuals with such results are presumed to have HIV-2 infection.

What is the difference between HIV 1and 2?

Summary. HIV-1 and HIV-2 are the two main types of the HIV virus. Most people living with HIV have HIV-1. Both types of HIV weaken the immune system, but HIV-2 tends develop more slowly and is less easy for people to transmit than HIV-1.

What does nonreactive mean?

Nonreactive vs. A nonreactive result means that the fluid sample did not contain HIV antigens or antibodies that the test aims to react to at the time of testing. It can mean a person has tested negative for HIV.

What does nonreactive mean on a blood test?

Negative Test Result. A nonreactive test result indicates that signs of the condition being tested for are not present.

What does nonreactive mean in a test result?

What is the difference between HIV-1 and HIV-2?

Geography and genetics. HIV-1 and HIV-2 are genetically different but have similar effects on a person’s body.

  • Transmission. HIV-2 is harder for people to transmit than HIV-1.
  • Diagnosis. The genetic differences between HIV-1 and HIV-2 mean that if a person takes a test for HIV-1,it may not detect HIV-2.
  • Treatment.
  • Viral load.
  • Outlook.
  • Summary.
  • What do I do if my HIV test is positive?

    – Use condoms as directed. When used correctly, condoms prevent bodily fluids from mixing with a partner’s fluids. – Limit their number of sexual partners. Having multiple sexual partners increases the risk of exposure to HIV. – Get tested regularly and ask their partners to get tested. Knowing your status is an important part of being sexually active.

    When to get tested for confirmed HIV results?

    The window period varies from person to person and also depends upon the type of HIV test. Antigen/Antibody Test —An antigen/antibody test performed by a laboratory on blood from a vein can usually detect HIV infection 18 to 45 days after exposure.

    What causes false positive HIV?

    having recently received a vaccination,such as for flu or hepatitis B

  • prior pregnancies
  • receiving multiple blood transfusions
  • taking part in an HIV vaccine study
  • receiving gamma globulin or immunoglobulin