Body Fluid Exposures

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Body Fluid Exposures

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What is considered to be a potential exposure to HIV, HBV or HCV?

For transmission of blood borne pathogens (HIV, HBV and HCV) to occur, an exposure must include both of the following:

• Infectious body fluid
Blood, semen, vaginal fluids, amniotic fluids, breast milk, cerebrospinal fluid, pericardial fluid, peritoneal fluid, pleural fluid and synovial flood can transmit HIV, HBV and HCV.
Note that saliva, vomitus, urine, feces, sweat, tears and respiratory secretions do not transmit HIV (unless visibly…

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