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Paranoid!!! HIV scare

Unprotected sex, did not ejaculate inside of me but on top of vagina. 19 days later I started experiencing ear pain and runny nose, next day congested and sore throat then a cough. On day 21 I took an OraQuick which came back negative. Day 22 I went to the doctor and was diagnosed with acute sinusitis. I was placed on steroids and antibiotics for 10 days and all my respiratory issues subsided EXCEPT the cough I get every now and again. I've gotten dark circles under my eyes, and painless dot sides bumps on the tip of my tongue. I have not experience any fever, swollen lymph nodes, headache, body pain, rash, diarrhea, vomiting, or chills. What i am experiencing is that body aches & my cycle came on later than usual and its not the same and I feel like I'm losing weight and warm sensations run threw my body and  my anxiety is threw the roof.
1. Can I be infected?
2. Do HIV symptoms just go away in a week?
3. Is an ORAQUICK test accurate at 3weeks?
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Ear pains runny nose the circles under your eyes are not symptoms of acute HIV infection. The symptoms resemble a bad flu. Massive body aches, high fever, sore throat, night sweats. An oraquick test at 3 weeks is reassuring but not conclusive.

Get a 4th gen duo test at 4 weeks post exposure for a conclusive result.

If you wish to have a risk assessment try this link from the CDC https://wwwn.cdc.gov/hivrisk/estimator.html
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