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If I assume that the report actually said reactive, rather than active, then it is the same as saying that the test is positive. However, the meaning of a positive test would depend upon what type of test was done. If the test was an immunoassay antibody test or a combined antigen/antibody test, then a reactive/positive test only means that a confirmatory test needs to be done. These antibody tests have a fair amount of false positives, and every positive test should have a confirmatory test done, specifically the Western Blot test. When these antibody tests are done in a female population with a low prevalence of HIV, the vast majority of positive tests are false positives.
However, if the reactive test is a Western Blot test, then that would be a true positive, and that would indicate the person is infected with HIV.
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