Welcome to our Forum. Your questions are ones that we receive variants on just about every week. Before I address your specific questions, let me provide some general information. Most importantly, procedures for drawing blood are strictly regulated and the technicians who draw blood are both repeatedly trained and have to undergo periodic recertification as to their procedures and techniques. Further, I should point out that there is virtually no risk for transferring infectious organisms such as HIV, hepatitis C, or other microorganisms from person to person on someone's hands and the reasons gloves are worn is to protect the blood drawers, not the patients (this is surprising to many of our clients). Thus, I would have no concerns about the events you describe and see no reason for concern or for testing. With these backgrounds statements let's address your questions:
Do find my experience out ordinary?
While using a bare finger to detect veins is not a recommended procedure, it is rather common, particularly for persons with fine or hard to detect veins.
Am I at risks for catching a blood infectious disease such HIV or Hep C.
Can HIV or Hep C live on the fingers, and could her exposed finger transfer any disease it to the needle?
These viruses begin to die almost immediately after exposure to air. They become non-infectious even before they are dead (they are "weakened"). Thus you are not at risk from her exposed finger.
Do I need to go a doctor?
I see no medical reason for seeking medical attention related to the events you describe.
I am married and do want to anyone in my family at risks?
No, there is no risk to your family at all. This includes unprotected sexual contact with a regular partner.
Do you have any recomendations?
I would not worry about this.
I hope these comments are helpful to you. EWH
Thanks Doctor. I was suprised to hear that the Phlebotomist's wear gloves to protect themselves and not the patients. She was concerned about finding a vein and did not want to stick me twice.
Thanks again for your help..