"Get the Facts" was developed by the Sexual Health and Blood-borne Virus Program, Department of Health WA. The website aims to provide accurate and reliable information on sexual health, blood-borne viruses and relationships for young people in Western Australia.
For more information on the Sexual Health and Blood-borne Virus Program, go to http://ww2.health.wa.gov.au/Articles/S_T/Sexual-health-and-blood-borne-viruses-information-for-health-professionals
Blood-borne viruses include hepatitis B and C and HIV (the virus that leads to AIDS). They are passed from person to person through blood-to-blood contact. A big risk for getting hepatitis B, hepatitis C or HIV is through injecting drugs.