My virus load is high. I don’t remember the exact number but it was like this ever since.
Recently, I started a new job. And I shared my computer with my new colleague as hers broke down. I had a damaged skin near my nail. But there was no blood visible. See pictures.
But once I read something that really stuck in my mind. Namely, the hep B virus is really resistant, it’s several times smaller than HIV and can be transmitted more easily. Even when you can’t see the blood with a naked eye. I also assume that a regular hand sanitizer doesn’t kill the virus.
For this reason, I live in agonising fear that I may infect someone unwillingly.
Like in that case, what if a virus from my damaged epidermis got into my colleague’s body? I didn’t examine if she had some cuts on hear fingers. It would be awkward. Likewise, it would be strange to inform everyone at my new work that I’m hepB-positive.
Was there a possibility that a very small amount of blood (that I couldn’t see) with viruses moved with sweat for example or any other way and infected her?
I have many situations like this (someone touching my mouse, keys, cups, chargers, or I touching someone’s, pressing the door handles etc). Seriously, this agonising fear is more than I can bear. That time, I had couching but couldn’t focus on anything my instructor said because I was analysing in my mind the risk of transmission…