English translation: positive test (for Pap virus or positive seroconversion, in this case)
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French term or phrase:
positive test (for Pap virus or positive seroconversion, in this case)
French to English translations [PRO] Medical - Medical (general)
French term or phrase:positivation
I'm translating a presentation on the Human Papillomavirus vaccination. I've come cross the word "positivation" and I'm having difficulty understanding what it means.
Here's the context. One of the slides looks like this:
Acquisition virale et clearance
JF entre 15 et 19 ans
1 seul partenaire
Suivi sur 3 ans
49 % de positivation à fin étude
I haven't been able to find a definition for positivation anywhere (I've looked in numerous online and handheld dictionaries, in both French and English, and did various google searches).
I saw several instances where "positivation" was used in English medical articles, but I'm still unsure of what it means exactly. I'm guessing that it's along the lines of "turning positive"? Or perhaps in this case, is it correct to say that the tests for HPV were positive 49% of the time?