Hepatitis B Publications & Research

Arm yourself against Hep B! Vaccinate

AIVL Hep B Brochure Cover

With rising hepatitis B infections among injecting drug users, AIVL recognised the need to produce a resource outlining the need for people at risk of contracting the virus to get vaccinated.

This resource was developed in conjunction with our State and Territory member groups and outlines what the hepatitis B virus is, the difference between chronic and acute infections as well as hepatitis B vaccination and where to get them.

You can get copies of this resource at your local drug user organisation, by contacting AIVL or you can download a copy of this resource here (PDF, 375 Kb)


 Handy Hints – A Drug Users Bible


Handy Hints contains information on injecting, sex, harm reduction and blood borne virus prevention and treatment (including methadone and buprenorphine programs). The back of this resource contains sections on drug laws and relevant services for every State & Territory of Australia.

Handy Hints, as one of AIVL’s longest standing resources, originally printed in 1990 and updated in 2010. It is a necessity for all injecting drug users.

Handy Hints is now available online (PDF, 3.8Mb)



 Something Is Going To Get


This report presents the results of a consultation process with Indigenous IDUs conducted by the Australian Federation of AIDS Organisations (AFAO) and the Australian Injecting and Illicit Drug Users League (AIVL). In response to evidence of an increase in HIV diagnoses attributed to injecting drug use in Indigenous communities, the project aimed to explore Indigenous experiences of injecting drug use and related issues, to inform the development of a national campaign to address injecting drug use in Indigenous communities.

This report is now available online (PDF, 61 Kb).