Should The HIV Test Again After 2x The Test Results Are Nonreactive.?
Mlm … Before giving birth yesterday I tested HIV and was declared Non-Reactive, then 4 months later I tested again and also stated Non-Reactive, did I have to test again for the third time ??? Was it after being tested twice? Non Reactive means I am not infected with HIV or AIDS ???
Good evening Revan Angel, thank you for asking at HealthReplies.com.
Based on the current HIV testing guidelines in Indonesia, HIV testing is carried out on all women of childbearing age (pregnant candidates) and also all women who are pregnant. It aims to prevent pregnancy for fertile women who are proven to have HIV, find out early if a pregnant woman has HIV so that both of them get early treatment and prevent the transmission of HIV infection from the mother to the fetus being conceived.
For HIV testing itself, in Indonesia has a special flow and special provisions when the examination needs to be repeated. In general, HIV testing consists of 3 stages called stages A1, A2 and A3. Any person who has an A1 examination (like you) and is declared non-reactive, can generally be interpreted to mean that the person does not have HIV and is encouraged to live a healthy lifestyle (not have risky intimate relationships, do not use needles alternately, use condom during sexual intercourse).
However, if someone who gives the results of a non-reactive stage A1 test but has a high-risk lifestyle is infected with HIV (sex workers, injecting drug users, male sex with men, transsexuals, hepatitis patients, pregnant women, HIV positive sexual partners, tuberculosis patients, patients with other sexually transmitted diseases, and Penitentiary Guidance Residents), it is highly recommended to do an A1 examination for a minimum of 3 months, 6 months and also 12 months from the first A1 examination.
For your questions, you should consult further with your doctor to assess whether your current condition is in a risk group or not. If you are not included in a risk group (one of them is because you have given birth) then you will not be asked to re-conduct HIV testing unless at the request of your own or there are other special indications. However, if you are still in the high risk group, you will be encouraged to have another HIV test.
I hope this helps.