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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 is user-centred and supports the right of people who use illicit drugs to self-organise and form peer-based structures and processes in order to reduce drug related harm.
AIVL undertakes a broad range of health promotion and disease prevention activities and programs. One of the primary aims of the organisation is to prevent and reduce the transmission of bloodborne viruses among people who inject illicit drugs such as hepatitis B and C and HIV and to ameliorate the negative impact of such conditions amongst those already infected.
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Australian Injecting and Illicit Drug Users League (AIVL)
Level 2, 112-116 Alinga St
GPO Box 1552
Canberra ACT 2601
Ph: (02) 6279 1600
Fax: (02) 6279 1610
The Blood relations: injecting drug use and hep C in Indigenous communities video aims to provide health information about bloodborne diseases, including hepatitis C, to the Indigenous injecting community. The information is presented by members of the Indigenous injecting community who speak about their own experiences and provide information on safe injecting.
This video provides information on other aspects of hepatitis C, including:
The video was developed by Australian Injecting and Illicit Drug Users League (AVIL) in partnership with Derbarl Yerrigan and the West Australian Substance Users Association (WASUA).
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