It wouldn't do any good for me to be tested. Any viruses would not have built up to levels to be detectible. Plus the whole idea is that if *she* has something, then they could give me something to prevent getting it (within a certain time frame...not sure what that is).
I am not sure what BioSaftey level we are at...we work with patient's blood.
I spoke with her today and told me my husband was concerned about me possibly getting blood inside my nose/eyes without realizing it. I asked her if she had ever had testing done before and she said yes. She said that she could get tested again for hepatitis and HIV. I mentioned that maybe she could get blood bank to do it (lab workers sometimes ask each other to run tests on each other in the different labs) but she said she would go through her OB/GYN.
I felt uncomfortable talking to her but she said she can understand my concern. I'm sure she can imagaine the tables being flipped. At least I should have some peace of mind once she gets the testing done.
I almost wish that I had told employee health that I wasn't sure if any had gotten in my nose/mouth/eyes. I don't know if they put you on antivirals immediately or if they wait for testing.
I've had the vaccine to hepatitis B, so I'm not worried about that. Hepatitis C is mostly spread through neeedles and blood transfusions, so that is pretty unlikely for me to get even if she did have it. HIV is pretty much the only other thing and I think it is pretty unlikely that she has it judging by her lifestyle, etc.
Say a prayer for me anyway, I am in worry mode right now.