My girlfriend was recently diagnosed with mono (mononucleosis). I was kissing her before the real symptoms (flu like) set in and I am positive I was exposed to it. It has been a while since then (about 30 days) and I have not showed any symptoms.
I have two questions:
1. Is there a test I can get to see if I have been exposed to mono and fought it off (and is it possible I am immune to it)?
2. If that test proves I have fought off mono, can I kiss my girlfriend without risking getting mono from her?
You actually contract mono 3 to 4 weeks before you actually show any symptoms. Do you mean that it has been about 30 days since she found out that she had mono? If that is the case, I think you may be ok. I had mono in June and my husband never got it.
All it takes to find out whether or not you have it is a simple blood test. It will indicate whether or not you have the virus in your blood. I suggest you get it done, just so you know whether or not you've caught the virus. It's highly, highly contagious. It's very likely you did get it, but that doesn't mean you'll necessarily get sick from it. It's possible to have the virus but not get sick, believe it or not.
She was feeling tired way before she showed the symptoms, so I was likely exposed to it about 40 days ago then. I think I will look into getting a blood test to see if I have it. Any idea on how long that takes to get back?
Hi beleive it or not 80-90% of the population has had exposure to ebv "mono" and most who get tested have positive antibodies or rather shows a past infection and have no idea they had it, so really it's no big deal unless you have a weak immune system. the best approach is a good multi-vitaman without iron for a male and plenty of fruits and veggies, rest ect....there are no meds for mono other than improving diet.it's like bracelet said some do not get sick from it.I had a positive mono spot test and never recalled having it?she could have got it from drinking after a friend, a cigarette or maybe from you and you may not have symptoms at all.Usually it takes 1- 2 days for a spot test to come back depending on the lab