Hello, Reading some of the posters on this forum this looks like a really excellent place to share some misery :)
Roughly one month ago I had one instance of unprotected sex (vaginal penetration, oral) with a Thai girl in the Northern city of Chiang Mai. No money changed hands and I have no reason to believe she would be a sex worker, but I can only assume she is at the very least a bit promiscius. She told me she was aged 30, and appeared so, was relatively heavy for a thai girl, and exibited no symptoms of anything I could identify. Obviously, it was a stupid mistake and if I could turn back the clock I would. I got tested promptly for the quickly detectable STD's, such as Gonnorrea, Clamydia, etc, all clear, but I am terrified that I may have contracted HIV. I guess I have symptoms, but I have done such a tremedous amount of research and I have been so terrified that I do not believe that they can be a very good indicator of trouble.
I guess I will beat the old drum and ask the same old question... with all that I have learned about HIV subtype E being very contagious in Thailand and the probability of my partner potentially having HIV, what are my chances of contraction? Sounds silly to ask.. logically there are too many factors to account for I suppose.
Secondly, I would really like to at least get tested now for a little piece of mind... any chance of the antibodies showing up after 1 month? I have a little home test kit, the FDA approved one, I heard it was quite reliable.
More so, I have been reading many posts of a similar nature on this forum, If anyone is going through what I am and would like to chat please let me know. I think a lot of people here are very courageus in the face of what I must consider one of the more horrible fates that could happen to someone. Good bless anyone who reads this and is having the same problem. If I am blessed with a negative result I will endeavor change my life.