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  • does a reactive result in hiv test considered a person to be HIV positive?

    A reactive result in first test considered a preliminary positive, and means that HIV antibodies were found.” So what does it mean if the second test is negative? does it still considered a person to be hiv positive?? some people said that if the first test is positive means that HIV antibodies were found. what does (NATs) means by the way?

  • #2
    Hi Speedy,

    If the confirmation test is negative, the patient does not have HIV. It means that the initial results were a false positive.

    Do you mean NAAT? It refers to Nucleic Acid Amplification Test, or PCR.

    Regards

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      speedy commented
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      oh i see , but i dont know why they usually mention naat as second confirmation test. no idea what that means? and how do you considered as confirmation test? i mean like what sort of test? for example what i did was a (ag-ab CLIA by Liaison XL) followed by (ag-ab EIA by biorad genscreen ultra) and then finally (western blot by MP Diagnostics)
      Last edited by speedy; 01-09-2021, 06:15 AM.

  • #3
    Hi speedy,

    The confirmatory test depends on the guidelines for different countries.

    Locally, the western blot is the confirmatory test.

    Regards

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    • speedy
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      So what does the naat test is? Is western blot naat test?

  • #4
    Hi speedy,

    No it's simply known as the western blot.

    It might be referring to testing HIV RNA Viral Load, as the technique is nucleic acid amplification or polymerase chain reaction

    Regards

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    • speedy
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      Can you hive me example of naat test names ? For what i remember the doctor only gave me (ag-ab EIA by biorad genscreen ultra) as second confirmation test. Then 3rd confirmation test is western blot. Because the 1st test which is (ag-ab CLIA by Liaison XL) was reactive

  • #5
    Hi Speedy,

    There are too many commercial names. You have to do your research on your own or check it with your own local doctors.

    Regards

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    • speedy
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      What about in your clinic?? Im not sure why most clinics dont offer naat test

  • #6
    Hi Speedy,

    It's just known as the HIV RNA Viral Load. I would suggest checking with your own doctors if you are unsure.

    Regards.

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