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Does HIV test report showing index value 0.13 mean positive?

Apr 2013
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hi doctor i had hiv test report the doctor said i am affected for hiv. my index value is 0.13 can you please clear.
Posted Thu, 26 Dec 2013 in General Health
Answered by Dr. Ivan R. Rommstein 1 hour later
Brief Answer: Hi and welcome to XXXXXXX Detailed Answer: Thnaks for the query. How lomg after possible exposure did you do this tets. Generally values less than 0.90, like yours, are negative and it means that you are not affected by HIV. However,to be 100% sure, you should repeat HIV test 4-6 months after exposure and if index value is then less than 0.9, you can be sure that you dont have HIV. Wish you good health. Feel free to ask. Regards
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