Borne Viruses (BBVs) are found in blood and other body fluids and the 3 main
blood borne viruses are Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C and HIV.
- Hepatitis B can be contracted by having sex without a condom and direct
blood to blood contact.
- Hepatitis C is commonly contracted through injecting drug use, sharing
needles and other equipment used to take drugs, including water for
injecting. Sexual transmission can
happen when blood is present but is not very common.
- The most common way to get HIV is from having unprotected sex. It can also be spread from direct blood
to blood contact, e.g. from a contaminated syringe.
Blood Spot testing (a finger prick test) is available at the Harm Reduction
Centre Opening Times