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.