Bloodborne pathogens are all around us, yet we seldom think about them. Exploring the who, what, when, where, and why aspects of bloodborne pathogens allows to develop a better comprehension of the world we live in and how to protect and prevent the spread of infectious disease. Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV), hepatitis B virus (HBV), and hepatitis C virus (HCV) are the top three bloodborne pathogens and the main focus of this entry. This article is designed to be easy to read and readily understood in order to appeal to a much broader range of individuals who may have questions about bloodborne pathogens.
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Senior Project Advisor
Bachelor of Integrated Studies Degree
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Hunter, Sallie, "The Five W's of Bloodborne Pathogens: Who, What, When, Where, and Why" (2017). Integrated Studies. 70.