BBVAware Training Modules

There are 6 training modules that you will move through during this training session:

Module 1 – What are blood-borne viruses?
Module 2 – Hepatitis B
Module 3 – Hepatitis C
Module 4 – HIV
Module 5 – Stigma & Discrimination
Module 6 – Needle & Syringe Program (NSP)


Start with module 1 below. With each module you complete, you will gain access to the next module.

Module 1 - What are blood-borne viruses?


A blood-borne virus (BBV) is a virus that is transmitted from one person to another through blood or body fluids that contain blood. This includes sexual activity, sharing of needles or other injecting equipment, and body art such as tattoos.

The three most common BBVs in Australia are*:

  • Hepatitis C (HVC)
  • Hepatitis B (HVB)
  • Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV)


*As cited by the Australasian Society for HIV, Viral Hepatitis and Sexual Health Medicine (ASHM).

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