A list of Australian based resources for people who educate people who inject drugs on the topic of hepatitis C.
The Australian Injecting and Illicit Drug Users League (AIVL) is the national peak organisation representing the state and territory drug user organisations and issues of national significance for people who use or have used illicit drugs.
AIVL: (02) 6279 1600
NUAA: (02) 8354 7300
NAPNT: (08) 8941 9921
QUIHN: (07) 3620 8111
1800 172 076 (outside Brisbane)
SAVIVE: (08) 8334 1699
TasCAHRD: (03) 6234 1242
VIVAIDS: (03) 9329 1500
WASUA: (08) 9321 4377
Written by Megan Williams, Amanda Davies and Sue Conrad in 2005 for the Queensland Alcohol and Drug Research and Education Centre (QADREC). This resource presents guidelines for hepatitis C education targeting young people who inject drugs. It documents current good practice when engaging with young people about reducing harm associated with drug use, including hepatitis C infection.
A Consultation and Development Project for a National Campaign Addressing Injecting Drug Use in Indigenous Communities. November 2005.
Developed in partnership with Derbarl Yerrigan and the West Australia Substance Users Association (WASUA) this video provides critical health information about blood awareness to the Indigenous injecting community.This video comes with 25 copies each of Safer Injecting and When There’s No Other Way... Cleaning Fits.
This study was a 12 month in-depth study of hepatitis C risk and the initiation into injecting drug use in a rural setting. Contact with young people, families and service providers in the rural setting of Bendigo has enabled access to the experiences of young people in the first year of injecting a drug for the first time.
Hepatitis Australia’s youth website which was launched in October 2007. This website provides basic information on hepatitis C including information on safer injecting practices for a young audience.