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Can I ask a doctor to clarify if RVT negative means HIV negative ?

i went for hiv test in a reputed state owned hospital in north east state of india. After waiting for almost 2 hours i received my report. But in report it has mentioned (serology) RVT negative. I am very confused since i was tested for hiv but nothing like it has been mentioned. I approached the doctor and he assured me that RTV and HIV both are same and you are confirmed hiv negative. Dear doctor due to my overconcious nature i still cannot believe that both the words are same. PLs doctor clarify me about the authentisity of the both words. Is it true that i am hiv negative because i have negative RVT and what actually is RVT? from neveto akhumi 25 yrs
Fri, 20 Apr 2012
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HIV AIDS Specialist 's  Response
RVT MEANS RETROVIRUS,HIV IS A KIND OF RETROVIRUS TO HIDE FROM GENERAL PUBLIC AS MANY KNOW WROD LIKE AIDS OR HIV DOCTOR CALL IT AS RVT OR AS ART THERAPY NOT ANTI HIV THREARAPY
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General & Family Physician Dr. Mohammed Tauseef's  Response
Hi Neveto, Welcome to HealthcareMagic Forum.
Retroviruses are of Three families, Oncovirus, Lentivirus and spumavirus. HIV is a form of Retrovirus which belongs to Lentivirus family. So, Kindly do not get confused as both are same.

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