I cannot answers your questions, but here is food for thought. I was dx with MS and spent months researching, being the techie that I am. I have found several articles relating MS, especially relapses, to extremely high EBV antibodies. Meaning, when an MS patient is in a relapse, their EBV antibodies are through the roof. I am 30 and dx in December 2012. Never had mono or any symptoms of it.
I don't mean to scare you, but since you said you are biology student, you may want to look into it.
Also, check out Resveratrol, it is found in red grapes and peanuts. Resveratrol seems to help with several disorders, especially MS and EBV.