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Old 07-03-2008, 07:40 PM   #1
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positive for ebv

how long do you test positive for ebv

 
Old 07-23-2008, 01:26 PM   #2
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Re: positive for ebv

EBV or Epstein-Barr Virus is a virus in the Herpes family which most famously causes the kissing disease or "Mono". Once you've been exposed to the virus, you will always test positive for it, though it depends on which test you do. When you are exposed to EBV, your body makes antibodies of different classes against the virus.

If you have active disease, you will have a certain type of antibodies present and these will test positive on the "Monospot" test. These acute antibodies are called "Heterophile antibodies"; however, once you get better, the heterophile antibody test will be negative BUT now you will have EBV IgG antibodies which will remain positive for life even though you don't have symptoms anymore.

 
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Old 01-09-2009, 11:43 AM   #3
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confused:I too have been recently diagnosed with EBV and chronic fatigue. This has been by far the most frustrating illness of my life. My primary care doc is very helpful and I feel that he has done as much as he can do: referring me to hematology and infectious disease and all have told me that my ebv markers are very high and with each test they seem t go higher. it started at 2350 within 2 months it has gone up to just under 3000. Unfortunatly I am also told that there is no cure, treatment or any way to get prognosis as the medical professionals seem to know very little. It has caused me to take a short tem disability leave rom my job and I am at the point of making a decision on what to do now. I cannot ind any info on treatment and certainly cannot return to my job as a tractor trailer driver as I have sufered many episodes of fatigue, malaise ane yes even blackouts and memory loss. has any one else had this disease? if so I would greatly appreciate any info: diet, supplements, accupuncture...etc...please. My job of 17 years is on the line and I am hoping to return if possible. thanks for any input

 
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Re: positive for ebv

EBV's link to "Chronic fatigue syndrome" was actually debunked right here in Toronto! However, it's possible you have acute mononucleosis which is a manifestation of EBV reactivation. It's weird though because I have a feeling you're over 30 given that you've been working for 17 years, and mono is unlikely in someone over 30.

Anyway, if it is mono you have, it could be a few months before you're feeling back to normal. Can you take a leave of absence from work? At least that way the pressure of you showing up will be gone, and then you can rest until you're back to your normal self.

 
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