Synopsis by Alice Day
When a health care worker has been exposed to the HIV virus, the initial reactions can include fear and anger. However, the danger is not as high as workers might think. A high percentage of those exposed never develop the disease, and in this program, the recommendations of the Occupational Health Services are presented. Once exposed, the worker is expected to report the incident, and submit to tests. Why Me? Dealing With an Occupational Exposure to a Bloodborne Virus offers reassurance to medical personnel who might encounter these viruses in their daily work.