Universal precautions are work practices that
reduce the risk of exposure to pathogens found in
blood and body fluids, particularly Hepatitis B
Virus (HBV) Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) and the Human
Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV).
Therefore, all at risk personnel, must treat
sharps, human blood and certain human body fluids
as if known to be infectious for HIV, HBV, HCV and
other bloodborne pathogens.