Health conditions

Blood-borne viruses

A blood-borne virus (BBV) is a virus that is transmitted by blood or body fluids that contain blood.

Blood-borne viruses may be transmitted if blood, semen or vaginal fluids pass from a person who is infected with the virus into the bloodstream of another person via a break in the skin or mucous membrane.

Photo of a young Aboriginal man overlayed with a red blood drop graphic which says 'Look after your blood'

To learn more about blood-borne viruses and how to test and treat for them,
visit Could I have it (external site).

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