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When is the earliset possible ars symptoms will occure?

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I had possible exposure and then almost 36 hours later ,developed something similar to cold or flu.started with scratchy sore throat for 3 days and then runny nose and sneezing and sweat but not fever, Hoarseness and mild  cough .
everything almost cleared after 12 days.(just coming going cough).my questions
1. is that is it possible that ars develop sooner than what mentioned everywhere(2 to 4 weeks)?I couldnt find any similar question in your archive :(
2.all ars symptoms comes together or gradually? after 12 days  developed minor rash and sore tongue (dont know its canker sore or something else!) today is 15 days post possible exposure.
Thanks for this helpfull website
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Your situation involves personal contact with an object in air  (hand, saliva, maybe blood, maybe cuts, mouth,   etc. ) . You will be happy to learn that you had no risk, because you can't get hiv from personal contact except unprotected penetrating vaginal or anal with a penis, neither of which you did and you didn't share hollow needles to inject with which is the only other way to acquire hiv - there are ONLY 3 ways to get hiv. Note that 2 of them require a penis and the third requires a hollow injecting shared needle - there are no OTHER ways to get hiv. Analysis of large numbers of infected people over the 40 years of hiv history has proven that people don't get hiv in the way you are worried is a risk.
Hiv is a fragile virus in air or saliva and is effectively instantly dead in either air or saliva so the WORST that could happen is dead virus rubbed you, and obviously anything which is dead cannot live again so you are good. Blood and cuts would not be relevant in your situation since the hiv has become effectively dead, so you don't have to worry about them to be sure that you are safe.
There is no reason for a person to test when they are safe. The advice took into consideration that the other person might be positive, so move on and enjoy life instead of thinking about this non-event. hiv prevention is straightforward since there are only 3 ways you can become infected, so next time you wonder if you had a risk, ask yourself this QUESTION. "Did I do any of the 3?" Then after you ANSWER "No, I didn't" you will know that it's time to move on back to your happy life.
No one got hiv from what you did during 40 years of hiv history and no one will get it in the next 40 years of your life either.  You can do what you did any time and be safe from hiv.
The other person's status is irrelevant when you have no exposure to live virus.
If you still have questions about your risk, after reading all of the above, then it is because you didn't answer the QUESTION above.

You have no hiv symptoms, since you can't have hiv.
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We don't discuss "symptoms" in this forum because they are not specific to HIV and are not indicative of whether someone does or does not have HIV.

What was your risk event?
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I can see lots of related question and answers related to ARS in this website ! .where is the related forum?
There is no forum for ARS. Symptoms of HIV are common symptoms for a LOT of other illnesses, so having "symptoms" doesn't mean anything at all. It is a waste of our time to discuss symptoms.

Again, what was your risk event?
I had  2 times unprotected insertive oral (Im male)I didnt check the condition of her mouth and gums.
You had zero risk for HIV.

No one has ever been infected by receiving oral sex. You don't need to be checking the condition of people's mouths and gums - you cannot get HIV from receiving oral sex. Period.

The only sexual risk for HIV is having unprotected anal or vaginal intercourse. If you do not do that, you will never have to worry about HIV.  Whatever is causing your "symptoms" is not related to HIV.
How you say by that confidet.Im really worried like hell.almost checked all available websites and forums ! Mixed information.some of them say if blood is there.some say if there is moth sores.Im confused and really filling bad with above symptoms!
Since you didn't answer the QUESTION, I'll do it for you. Answer> No there wasn't a penis in my anus and she didn't inject me during the oral so I had no risk and should move on - there are no hiv symptoms since there is no hiv disease so the first step to peace is to stop searching your body for "symptoms" cold turkey and the second step is to stop googling for death cold turkey.

You can read anything on the internet and your somewhat endless search has shown that. It has been calculated that your chances of hiv from oral are less than of being hit by a meteorite as you read this. You don't fear meteorites, so your priorities are misplaced.
This isn't your first cold and you didn't get hiv the last time yu coughed either, so you should stop going to pieces with worry over something everyone gets every year.
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