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ARS twice?

Can you get ARS twice?

I had fever, aches and pains, weakness, fatigue, sore throat and nausea 2 weeks after fingering with a 1 day old no longer bleeding deeply cut finger. Symptoms lasted 4 -5 weeks. Burning pain tingling in hands and feet remain.

However 2-3 weeks after settling I have developed high fever, night sweats, aches and pains and dry cough and painful throat ulcers.

I am due 3 month HIV test in 3 weeks.

1 - can ARS happen twice?
2 - if indeed my initial symptoms were ARS then would I be more likely to get flu a few weeks later or are HIV immune related illnesses occurring much later?
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This answers all of your HIV questions, and if you can think of any more just reread about the 3. You had zero risk therefore  testing is irrelevant to your situation because you had zero risk. HIV is a fragile virus, which is instantly inactivated in air and also in saliva which means it is effectively dead so it can't infect from touching, external rubbing or oral activities. It doesn't matter if you and they were actively bleeding or had cuts at the time either because the HIV is effectively dead.  
Only 3 adult risks are the following:
1. unprotected penetrating vaginal with a penis
2. unprotected penetrating anal sex with a penis
3. sharing hollow needles that you inject with.
The only way to get HIV is if you did one of the 3. The situation you describe is a long way from any of these 3.
Even with blood, lactation, cuts, rashes, burns, etc the air or the saliva does not allow inactivated virus to infect from touching, external rubbing or oral activities. Doctors have calculated the risk from what you describe to be less than that of being hit by a meteor, therefore no one will get HIV from what you did in the next 40 years of your life either. The above HIV science is 40 years old and very well established, so no detail that you can add to your encounter will change it from zero risk.
You would need a deep gaping wound like in a car accident with the virus thrust deeply inside to even be a theoretical risk, however the pain from the cut would be so intense that you wouldn't be fingering anyone - so occurrence of the event is impossible.
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1. You are not due for any test at any time.

2. You did not have an exposure. Nothing that you mentioned puts you at a risk for HIV.

3. You can not have ARS, not even once! Because you can not seroconvert to positive. You did not have an exposure to acquire the virus.

4. Honestly, the odds of you dying right now choking on oxygen is way higher than you dying of AIDS.

HIV is not your problem.  No testing warranted.
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