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I had one unprotected insertive vaginal encounter that wasn’t paid for, and caught an STI that’s being treated.

I just want to know about this HIV risk factor and how much of an increase in risk there is with an STI.

As with most I’m very nervous.
This is the only time I’ve ever done this, as I’ve been with the same person for years.

If I get a negative RNA HIV after two weeks is that enough to ensure a single encounter such as this?
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20620809 tn?1504362969
There is some evidence that having an std increases your risk of getting hiv.  That doesn't mean you did or you will so try not to panic.  You had a risk by having unprotected sex so you will have to wait until 28 days to take a 4th generation Duo test.  It's hard to wait but that's all you can do.  The good news is that a one time event makes the chances less and that it was a regular girl rather than a csw, the chances are also lower.  The RNA is a really good predictor and don't think you will end up positive, but you should still test with the Duo at 28 days.  Sorry.
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3191940 tn?1447268717
The reason it's impossible to give you odds is that one very important factor is missing in the equation -  we don't know if she is HIV+ or HIV-.   If she is positive, then experts state a risk of around 1/2000 encounters.  And, and STD can only increase the risk *if* she is HIV+.

The good news is that the chances of having an encounter, just by chance, with someone who is HIV+ is very low. So, you'd want to multiply the chances of having had sex with someone who is HIV+ by the chances of getting HIV from a single encounter - that is going to be a VERY low number, indeed.
Thank you
I guess my question is: if she has the STI and happened to have HIV does that exponentially increased the rate of risk.

Other than that - I know what I did, I’ll move forward , and I’ll wait for my test window.

Thank you again.
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