By the time you are in your 30s, 40s, or 50s, your chronic EBV may have reactivated a few times. In the meantime, you may have developed medical conditions as a result of CAEBV. This is, in fact, the population I work with most of the time. And this, I believe, is the most medically underserved group of patients. This is also where getting the right antibodies tested becomes a challenge.
Luckily, slowly, the medical map is changing. The very popular book Medical Medium by Anthony William has pried open the topic of EBV and its prevalence to millions of readers; now some are knocking on the door to their doctor’s office requesting EBV testing, suspecting that the medical complaints that have plagued their lives may be related to CAEBV. But since the medical community is still following a very narrow interpretation of blood lab results for EBV, there is a growing frustration in the patient population, and this leaves a gap that needs to be addressed: what to test and how to interpret the EBV labs, which is what I am just about to explain.