Getting a HIV Test In Bangkok
Bangkok HIV test
For a 200 baht ($6), anonymous, 60 min HIV test in Bangkok head to Silom MRT or Ratchadamri BTS station, then it’s a 5 min walk to the Thai Red Cross clinic, no appointment required.
I wasn’t that worried as it’s difficult to get HIV from heterosexual sex, something like 1 in 1000 – 2000 odds of female to male transmission, if the girl is HIV positive, per unprotected exposure (no condom).
However I’ve slept with around 500 girls, mostly bareback and sex workers from around Southeast Asia. Thais, Filipinas, Indonesians, Viets, a handful from Cambodia / China / Africa. A few anal.
No ladyboys or sharing needles with drug users, which is where most AIDS happens, but counting the times I repeated girls the number of unprotected exposures with prostitutes is in the thousands.
The presence of other STDs can increase the odds of HIV transmission too. Chlamydia is fairly common, I’ve had that and most guys I know have too.
There’s also Syphilis and Hepatitis B, which you can catch and sometimes not have any symptoms. I also tested for those at the Thai Red Cross clinic. Total cost 800 baht, plus 20 baht paperwork fee.
I tested negative for HIV, Hep B, and Syphilis
Thai Red Cross Opening Hours
- Monday – Friday 7.30am – 3pm
It’s best to go early in the morning as the queues can get long and there’s a long lunch break in the middle of the day, if you hit that you’ll be waiting for longer than one hour.
It’s next to Bangkok’s largest green space Lumpini Park, you can walk around that for 60 mins while you wait for the results, there’s a 50 baht outdoor gym, or Patpong market is 15 mins walk.
At 10am the blowjob bar Star of Light on Patpong Soi 2 opens, you could quickly get a BJ there.
Star of Light Blowjob bar
4th Generation HIV Test
The Thai Red Cross test is a CMIA 4th generation blood test, which has the shortest window period. Doctors’ opinions vary but it’s said to be able to detect HIV within 2 weeks, or certainly within 6 weeks.
At any rate, a much shorter window period than the usual 3 months for HIV testing.
The syphilis and hep B is also a blood test, the same sample, you get one injection.
Lumpini park gym, free for Thais, 50 baht for foreigners
How it Works
As you walk you get a ticket from the machine by the door, wait for your number to be called to go over to a computer. There you enter your initials, you can make up fake ones if you want.
Then you select what STD tests you want, as well as the HIV test you can get tested for Syphilis, Hep B, Herpes, Gonorrhea, Chlamydia, anal cancer, and you can buy PrEp drugs for 630 baht / month.
You then enter your number into the computer, sit back down, and when your number is called again walk upstairs and to the left where the injection happens.
An hour later you come back and walk upstairs to the right, where your number gets called to receive the test results privately in an office.
Home HIV Test
If you don’t like injections or want to test a girl before you sleep with her, Oraquick home HIV test kits are FDA approved and you can order on Amazon.