Lab B20 Non Reactive Means Positive Or Negative Have HIV?
Hello, I am 6 months pregnant. Yesterday I did a lab test and the results were all negative except for B20 it was non-reactive. What does it mean? Is there Hiv virus in my body? And what should I do because I still have frequent contact ..
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B20 is a code issued by the World Health Organization or WHO for the diagnosis of HIV / AIDS infection. HIV is a virus that attacks the immune system of the human body so that someone who is infected with HIV is very susceptible to other infectious diseases simultaneously and it is not uncommon for someone who is infected with HIV to get worse from other infectious diseases.
Examination of HIV tests varies from screening to antibody tests to examination of the body's immune cells so that the stage of the disease can be identified with the aim of treatment according to the patient's condition.
In your case where the test was performed with a non-reactive result it means that there are no antibodies formed to fight the viral infection. Which means that it can be in the form of no viral infection or no virus present in the body or an infection but antibodies have not been formed. Because antibodies can be formed after the body has experienced an infection at a certain time. What you need to do now is to complete other tests and of course if you have contact with someone who is infected it is strongly recommended to use safeguards, although they do not guarantee 100 percent prevention of transmission. Do HIV consultation and counseling for you and your partner to provide treatment to your partner and prevention for you and the people around you. Thus, prevention of infection transmission can be carried out
That's all I can say, hopefully it's useful.
Greetings, dr. Tiwi