Term: Sexually Transmitted and Blood-Borne Infections (STBBIs)

Glossary Definition

Last Updated: 2012-10-16


Infections that are transmitted through sexual contact and/or by blood. Some sexually transmitted infections (STIs) such as the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV), hepatitis B, and syphilis can also be transmitted through sharing of intravenous drug needles and through childbirth.

Source: Manitoba Health Web site - Communicable Disease Control: Sexually Transmitted and Bloodborne Infections Web Page - accessed August 2, 2012.

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