HIV Test Results?
.. what is the meaning of the result of hiv 0.80? not reactive is it negative or can it be positive and can it be contagious in that number?
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HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus) is a virus that damages the immune system making it vulnerable to various diseases. Transmission of HIV can occur through a variety of ways, including sex, sharing needles and blood transfusions. Symptoms of HIV infection are generally in the form of prolonged fever, swollen lymph nodes, canker sores, weight loss dramatically, and prolonged diarrhea.
To ascertain whether the patient is infected with HIV, HIV testing must be done. There are three main types of HIV tests, namely antibody tests, PCR tests, and antibody and antigen combination tests (Ab-Ag test). If your HIV test results are nonreactive, it does not mean you are not infected with HIV. You may still be in a window or a period where antibodies and antigens have not yet been detected. We recommend that you do a retest 3 months after the first test. If the results of a repeat HIV test remain negative, the doctor will declare you are not infected with the HIV virus, and will not automatically transmit the HIV virus because there is no virus in your body.
If you still want to consult further, do not hesitate to visit the doctor directly or to a specialist in internal medicine so that questions and answers can be done. As for the things you can do right now are:
Use a new condom every time you have sex. Avoid having sex with more than one partner. For men, circumcision is recommended to reduce the risk of HIV infection. Not using the same syringe as other people, and avoiding drugs. Getting closer to God Almighty Thus the information I can give, hopefully it can be useful.