Our History

QuIHN was born from a community mobilising response to HIV and later Hepatitis C, and in response to community stigmatisation and marginalisation of people who inject drugs.

QuIHN was a result of a merger between three separate community-based organisations, including: Queensland Injectors Voice for Advocacy and Action (QuIVAA); Sunshine Coast Intravenous AIDS Association (SCIVAA); and the Gold Coast based Drug Users Network of Education Services (DUNES). Of these three organisations, the primary founding body, QuIVAA Inc, still exists and is active today in illicit drug advocacy and in the governance of QuIHN Ltd.

QuIVAA Inc. is the Peak Peer Body which represents the interests of people who use drugs in Queensland.

Learn more about QuIVAA here.