Having a Non-Reactive result
A non-reactive or negative test result means the HIV virus and antibodies have not been detected in your blood. If you think you’ve been exposed to HIV in the last 3 months you should test again in 3 months time to confirm that you are not infected with HIV. Exposure can happen through unprotected sex. Not everyone who is HIV positive knows their status.
We recommend that you test regularly for HIV. You can speak to our friendly clinical team to find out how often, and to set up reminders to test.
It is important that you always use a condom when you have sex as this can help prevent both HIV and other sexually transmitted infections.
Some people who are at risk of catching HIV choose to take a medication called PrEP (pre-exposure prophylaxis). This is a tablet which has few side effects and is highly effective at preventing HIV infection. We can help you find a clinic suitable for your needs.