Almost 7 weeks ago (April 2) I've had a one time unprotected with an ex, I've been worried that i've caught something from him ever since, because i know hes had more than 10 or 15 sexual partners. Since a month ago, I've had different and on and off symptoms, beginning with cough for a week, one episode of diarrhea (which, a friend who ate the same things also had diarrhea the next day) the cough went away and then a week later, slight sore throat and feeling like i had alot phlegm to swallow, stuffy nose, runny nose, fatigue (may 10thth) Diarrhea again, this time after a big seafood dinner the night before and the first heavy flow day of my period. Diarrhea went away after 2 days but stool still not back to normal, began to be even more stressed and anxious about it all being acute hiv symptoms, to the point where i lost appetite for a few days and it disrupted my daily life, diarrhea somewhat came back for 3 days. Runny nose has stopped. Lastly, I've had some slight headaches throughout, and the last few days tingling sensation of the feet and muscle and joint aches, and still very slight coughing once in awhile. No fever or rash. For 2 days now my anxiety has gone down alot thanks to this site, and supportive friends, so the persisting physical symptoms are starting to bother me again, because I have been telling myself alot of it was due to anxiety.
1. Is tingling (or about to go numb) sensations of the hands and feet a big sign of acute hiv? What else could be causes?
2. How big of a risk is it that i contracted hiv from him? I know he did drugs but not iv drug user.
3. Are flu-like symptoms without fever a big indication of ARS? and No rash? Whats the percentage of people with ARS who do not get fever and rash? How about stuffy nose turned runny nose?
4. How long can anxiety symptoms such as diarrhea, headache, or muscle aches twitching or tingling of muscles persist after intense stress subsides?
Thank you so much for your help!!