AIVL National HIV Prevention Education Project

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The number of new HIV infections attributed to injecting drug use has increased among some groups of IDU in Australia over recent years. Once it reaches a certain level in the IDU community it spreads like wildfire. We need to re-examine what we do when we we’re injecting and create better barriers if we want to prevent HIV from being transmitted.

For the above reasons AIVL embarked on producing a simple yet effective means of  educating IDU’s to better protect themselves and their peers from HIV infection. This was done in the form of a postcard with a pull-out centre to emphasise many IDU’s have forgotten about HIV in recent years.