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.