So, I've been working in Uganda this summer and I'm here for 2 months total. I ran out of my preventative medication (mefloquine), and figured I'd be fine if I just took good precautions by using bug spray and sleeping under a net. Bad idea to do this during the rainy season...
I was traveling with a doctor and we figured it was best if I got tested and started medication if I was positive or started back on the preventative drugs if I came back negative. Turns out that I was positive for the parasite. Great!
Word to the wise, don't skimp on your malarial medication, especially if you're traveling for a shorter period of time during the rainy season. I got lucky since we caught it really early, but malaria just sucks!
That is all.