A- HIV does not have such symptomatic features - usually it invades the immune system cells and makes the body prone to contract difficult infections.
B- HIV symptoms usually don't appear before a so called window period, which averages between 2-4 weeks post exposure. The presenting symptoms, which may or may not occur, are flu-like symptoms (fatigue, fever, malaise, runny nose etc.).
If the HIV status of your sexual partneris uunknown, here's what you need to do:
Most HIV tests diagnose HIV infection by detecting antibodies produced by an individual's immune system upon exposure to HIV. However, in order for those antibodies to be present in large enough numbers to be detected by the antibody HIV test, this takes some time. The windowpperiod varies among different individuals from 2 to 8 weeks or longer, with the average being about 25 days. But this can vary from person to person so a good rule of thumb to follow is if youget a negative test result less than 3 months after potential exposure, you should get another test after 3 months time. While about 97% of people develop HIV antibodies after an infection, it may take 6 months to produce antibodies in some cases. In general, it is recommended to do HIV testing after a potential exposure at 6 weeks, 3 months, and 6 months. .
It does not look like HIV at the moment, but you should get tested anyway.
I agree with Dr Dimassi that you should inform you partner (s) so that he/she gets tested as well.
And you know now that protected sex is a must!