Thank you guys in advance and for the good you are doing.
Here is the situation, 7 days ago, I had a protected 20 second bj from a masseuse in a massage parlor in southeast aisa followed by vaginal intercourse using the same condom. I believe The condom didn't break because when I pulled out it was still on my penis and semen still inside it. I've read that had the condom break, it would be very obvious. But my paranoia keeps me thinking what if there was a small cut on it. I also fingered her vagina for about a minute.
I am married with a small 1 year old boy. I've never done this before and I'm extremely guilty and not sure if this is attributing to my negative thoughts and symptoms.
2 days after the encounter, and until now, I started to feel lightheaded, nauseous, and actually tried to vomit. I feel feverish but no fever above 98.4F I also feel fatigued and low energy. I don't sleep well at all I'm constantly online researching and feeling scared because some other websites like thebody and healthline info page characterize my incounter as "low risk", which is different from "negligible risk" but you guys have different opinions.
I'm so scared of the possibility of contracting hiv and ruining my entire family's life and losing everything.
I asked an STD clinic here in Dubai and they offer antigen/antibody test starting at 30 days passed exposure or a PCR test after 7 days past exposure. The doctor I spoke with told me to take the PCR test after 7 days and be done with my worries. He didn't seem knowledgeable and therefore I don't have a lot of confidence in his words and I don't know if his answers are financially motivated since the PCR here is expensive.
Reading about PCR false positive result is making worry because if I get one I will probably die.
1- what is the accuracy of PCR test after 7-10 days?
2- how does it come back positive if it test for a specific virus? How can it detect HIV virus if it's not there? "False positive"
3- what is your opinion about the earliest test I can take and the types of tests that will give me an accurate result, if you don't agree with taking the PCR now?
The stress is killing me and I don't think I can wait 3 months without anything.
4- what do you think of my symptoms? Is it ARS?