blood born pathogens

blood born pathogens - 1 Blood-borne Pathogens Human...

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1 Blood-borne Pathogens Human Immunodeficiency Virus, or more commonly known as HIV, is a sexual transmitted disease (STD), causes AIDS and is most commonly spread through sexual contact, but can also be transmitted through many other ways. The HIV virus lives off a host’s cells using the nutrients from the cells to reproduce. According to the CDC, HIV can be spread through shared needles, transfusions, and babies born to an HIV positive mother. In the health field, HIV can be transmitted through accidentally being stuck by a needle with HIV positive blood, through contact from HIV positive blood on open wounds and cuts and through mucous membranes. Hepatitis B, a viral sexual transmitted disease, is spread to another when blood from an infected person is passed into the body of an uninfected person. According to the CDC, Hepatitis B can be spread to other through sexual contact, shared needles, transfusions and babies born to a Hepatitis B positive mother. Unlike HIV, Hepatitis can
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This note was uploaded on 04/29/2008 for the course HERS 191 taught by Professor Shellenelson during the Spring '08 term at Winona.

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