What does it mean when you get a non reactive test for HIV?
A non-reactive HIV lab test test result means that the HIV antibodies have not been found in your blood. If you have taken this test at least 7 weeks after possible exposure to HIV, and you have received a non reactive result, then you do not have HIV.
If you are concerned that you may have been exposed to HIV within the last 7 weeks then we recommend that you repeat the HIV test. This is because it can sometimes take up to 7 weeks for HIV antibodies to show up in the lab test, so a test is only accurate if it is taken at least one month after potential exposure to HIV.
Read more about the accuracy of HIV and STI tests.