Anyone working directly with others faces the risk for exposure to a bloodborne pathogen. Direct support professionals have an increased risk for occupational exposure to hepatitis B virus (HBV), hepatitis C virus (HCV), and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). Exposures can occur through a needlestick or cut from other sharp instruments that are contaminated with an infected patient's blood. Bloodborne pathogens can also be transmitted through contact of the eye, nose, mouth, or skin with a patient's blood. This course will discuss the risks of occupational transmission, how to prevent exposure and the spread of HIV, and methods of universal prevention.