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Blood-Borne Infections

Blood-borne infections (BBIs) are infections that can be found in person's blood and spread from person to person.
Some examples of BBIs are:

How are BBIs spread?
BBI's can be spread from someone that is infected to another person through activities such as:
  • During sex (vaginal, anal or oral).
  • Through direct or indirect contact with infected blood, semen, vaginal fluid, and/or breast milk. 
  • Sharing needles (injecting drugs, tattoos, piercings) and drug preparation equipment (spoons, water).
  • Manicure/pedicure equipment, nail clippers and sharing razors.
  • Blood transfusion from infected blood.
  • From mother to baby during childbirth. 
If you believe you may have a blood-borne infection or have participated in any of the activities listed above, see your doctor or visit the nearest sexual health clinic for confidential testing.