What is a Blood-Borne Virus (BBV)?

A BBV is a blood borne virus — a virus you can get if the blood, semen (cum) or vaginal fluid from someone with that virus gets into your blood. This can happen during sex or by sharing drug injecting equipment.

HIV, hepatitis B and hepatitis C are BBVs.

Blood-Borne Viruses

You can also have a BBV and feel well, with no symptoms. The only way of knowing you have a BBV is to get tested.

Getting tested is easy.

There are also treatments for BBVs.

Don’t be shame — STI and BBV testing is about respecting yourself, your partner and your community. It’s all about being young deadly and free!

BBV Fact Sheets

Click here for some factsheets about BBVs.

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