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Blood 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.

Dry Blood Spot testing (a finger prick test) is available at the Harm Reduction Centre.

Harm Reduction Centre Opening Times

Monday/Wednesday/Thursday 9am-5pm

Tuesday/Friday 10am-6pm

Sunday 12.30pm-2pm

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