Blood Borne Virus (BBV)

Blood Borne Virus (BBV)

(noun)

A blood borne virus is any virus that is transmitted by blood or body fluid that contain blood such a semen or vaginal fluid. These viruses can be transmitted by any of those fluids being absorbed into the bloodstream of another person through their mucus membrane such as those inside the mouth, vagina, or anus, or a break in the skin such as an injection site or fresh piercing. Common blood borne viruses are Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C, and HIV.

e.g. Samara turned down the offer of getting a tattoo at the house party because she didn’t want to risk getting a bbv from unsanitary equipment.


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