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paid protected vaginal sex

Hello - First of all, I wanted to thank everyone here for providing valuable help and inputs. 24 hours back, I paid for sex with a woman, who after the act on being asked her hiv status gave an extremely vague reply. I had put on a condom and the condom was intact throughout the act. Considering the woman was not sure of her hiv status, I was worried and wanted an opinion on:
1 - should I speak to a medical practitioner on the need to start pep or not?
2 - Based on the experience of other members of this forum, am I at risk of hiv infection if the woman was postive with a high viral load?

Thanks again
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The risks for HIV have not changed since you asked your last question.

The only risks for HIV in adults are:
1) Having unprotected anal or vaginal sex, or
2) sharing intravenous needles with IV drug users.

It does not matter what your partner's viral load is, as long as you used a condom that did not visibly break.  Obviously, PEP isn't needed and you don't need to test.
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Thank you very much. Your response helps address the anxiety.
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