what's the risk of getting mono from someone who had mono four years ago? my roommate is trying to tell me that the risk of getting mono from a person who has had it a long time ago is slim to none. but i thought once you've had mono, you're always a carrier and can pass it on at any time. who's right? me or my roommate?
-------------------- Knowlege IS Power. Posts: 60 | From: MA | Registered: Oct 2008
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If someone currently has active mono (that is, they are experiencing symptoms of the illness), you'll want to avoid contact with body fluids. But once it's been a few weeks since the symptoms have stopped, they are no longer contagious.
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