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What does non reactive result mean in VDRL and HIV tests?

Sir a week ago one morning I found terrible itching on my inner side of my penis after 4 days the area was surrounded by red patches with slight burn and a fluid surrounded it all the time.Then I went to an urologist and that doctor reffered me to dermatologist He reffered the vdrl test along with HIV 1 and HIV 2.In both reports it is remarked as non reactive.Now my question to you what does the word non reactive mean?After the remark in the report am I safe of HIV or any sexually transmitted disease?Please help me.
Mon, 15 Sep 2014
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hello,
welcome to HCM,
it is a medical term in which the results of that tests are expressed.
you dont have to worry.
non reactive means no organism, not antigenic.
you are out of danger.
you dont have any STDs
Thanks a lot for the query
hope you get well soon
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What does non reactive result mean in VDRL and HIV tests?

hello, welcome to HCM, it is a medical term in which the results of that tests are expressed. you dont have to worry. non reactive means no organism, not antigenic. you are out of danger. you dont have any STDs Thanks a lot for the query hope you get well soon