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Exposure Risk

The following may put you at risk for blood or body fluid exposure and can increase your risk of HIV and/or hepatitis B and C.

There is a three month deferral for a history of:

  • Accidental needle stick with needle used by or on another person
  • Exposure to another individual’s blood through contact with an open wound or mucous membranes
  • A tattoo at an unregulated state facility
  • Ear or body piercing at an unregulated facility
  • History of syphilis or gonorrhea, or treatment for syphilis or gonorrhea
  • Partner with HIV/AIDS or HIV risk
  • Partner or prostitute who takes money or drugs in exchange for sex
  • Males who have had sexual contact with another male
  • Females who have had sexual contact with a male who has had sexual contact with another male
  • You have received money or drugs in exchange for sex
  • You have used a needle to take a drug or steroids not prescribed by a physician
  • History of receiving a blood transfusion

 

There is a 12 month deferral for a history of:

  • Partner with active hepatitis
  • Jail, prison, juvenile detention center, or lock-up for more than 72 hours