I'm glad you have put this out there. When I came down with EBV eight months after spinal surgery. The EBV attacked my joints. I couldn't care for myself….basic needs. My Internist never heard of using antivirals, like Acyclovir to treat it. I learned about here, on this forum. I mean, EBV is in the herpes family, it only makes sense. We have to educate ourselves….especially when you have a doctor that doesn't care to investigate to help.