My ME/CFS was apparently triggered by a virus. In late Dec. 1989 I got sick on a plane. We were returning from a trip to India (family visit). I was sick for more than a week - maybe 9-10 days? But there were no tests done to see what the virus was. I don't know if that's because of where I live (Portland, Oregon area), or because of the year (that was a long time ago), or because I just didn't know enough to ask for tests. Many folks have reported a viral trigger for their ME/CFS and they know what that virus was. Would you mind answering some questions? 1. How did you find out what virus it was? What kind of testing was done? (if known) 2. What year was it? 3. Where do you live? (country/city, or at least the general area) (or where was testing done if you weren't at home) I'm wondering when / where testing for viruses started to be normal or routine. Or maybe it's still not routine and you have to ask for these tests? Or find a specialist? I was going to say that I've never been tested for a virus, not even HIV. By the time there was a test for HIV I had no risk factors (married, monogamous for years before that), and no symptoms, so never tested. But then I remembered that a few years ago my doctor recommended that I get tested for Hepatitis C (it was negative) because I was in the recommended age group. But that's the only virus test I can remember! I've had quite a few viral infections (or should I say, presumed viral infections) during my life. In 99% of cases I never even called a doctor, let alone got an appointment. I just did the standard rest, fluids, etc. And in the rare cases when I did call a doctor about a viral infection none of them has ever suggested getting a test to see what the virus was.