Irene Catler had a positive FIV test.
A Positive FIV test doesnt mean Irene has FIV. When youre exposed to a virus, your body mounts an immune response and creates antibodies.
Similarly, when cats are exposed to FIV (or an FIV vaccine), they will create antibodies to fight it. When an FIV antibody test shows a positive result, it only means that there are antibodies present. It does not mean that the disease itself is present.
Retest the Kitten at 6 Months of Age
Once a kitten has reached 6 months, maternal antibodies will generally have dissipated, and you will be able to obtain a more accurate test result. In most cases, the kitten will retest negative, and be FIV-free!
Kittens with a positive FIV test can still be adopted into homes with other FIV-negative cats or adopted out with a littermate regardless of the littermates status.
FIV-infected cats are able to live happily with the virus for a long period of time, and indeed the virus will not necessarily ever cause clinical disease. FIV does not spread from casual, non-aggressive contact, such as sharing water bowls or mutual grooming. As a result, cats in households with stable social structures where housemates do not fight are at little risk of acquiring FIV infections.
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