Your story is concerning for acute HIV. This is the earliest stage of HIV infection and occurs about 2-3 weeks after someone gets infected with the virus. Not everyone gets symptoms during acute HIV, but most people have some combination of fever, tiredness (fatigue), sore throat, rash, swollen glands, diarrhea, and general weakness. Some say it's like the worst flu of their life. We strongly recommend that you see a provider and be sure to let them know you're worried about acute/early HIV infection. Rapid finger-stick or oral-fluid HIV antibody tests, and even lab-based “4th generation” antibody/antigen tests, can be negative during acute HIV, so it would be a good idea for your provider to send an HIV viral load test. If you are positive, the good news is that HIV is treatable, the medications used to treat HIV have very few side effects, people who stay in care and on their medications live long healthy lives with HIV, and there are programs to help pay for HIV medications whether or not you have insurance. If you are positive, we recommend that you get into care and get started on meds right away. If you are negative, you may want to consider going back on PrEP.