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Online Bloodborne Pathogens Certification and Renewal
Online Bloodborne Pathogens Certification and Renewal

Bloodborne Pathogens

Bloodborne Pathogen Viruses

Bloodborne Pathogens are harmful germs found in a person’s blood that cause sickness. Some examples of bloodborne pathogens viruses like hepatitis B, hepatitis C, and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV).

These viruses:

  • ● May not have any short-term symptoms
  • ● Can be passed on to others
  • ● Can result in death

Some symptoms and long-term effects associated with these pathogens may occur. Hepatitis B and Hepatitis C may have the following symptoms and effects:

  • ● Yellowing of skin and eyes
  • ● Tired feeling
  • ● Abdominal pain
  • ● Nausea, vomiting, diarrhea
  • ● Loss of appetite
  • ● Liver damage
  • ● Can lead to death

HIV is associated with the following symptoms and effects:

  • ● Extreme unexplained tiredness
  • ● Loss of appetite
  • ● Unexplained rapid weight loss
  • ● Fever
  • ● Swollen glands
  • ● Increased likelihood of other illnesses
  • ● Can lead to acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS)
  • ● Can lead to death

It's important to note that exposure does not always mean you will become sick. You may still carry and transmit the pathogen without knowing you have it. There may also be no short term symptoms. This is why testing may be recommended after a potential exposure.



1 Year Certification - OSHA Bloodborne Pathogens - Hepatitis, HIV