WHACK Magazine is HRVic’s flagship publication.
A magazine written and designed by people who use drugs for people who use drugs.
WHACK is an integral part of HRVic and our mission to advance the health and human rights of people who use drugs.
We believe that WHACK has an important part to play by providing drug users with a free platform for our community to be able to express their thoughts and feelings and that delivers factual information about issues that directly relate to our lives.
The primary role of WHACK is to provide relevant information about reducing the harms associated with drug use – in particular reducing the risk of HIV, hep C and hep B.
Due to the diverse & marginalised nature of our drug using community, the information is presented in such a way as to have wide appeal & lasting impact & to represent the different perspectives of a wide range of contributors – from peers to researchers.
The information takes on an array of forms- from the informative to the ridiculous – and everything else in between.
We are constantly on the search for new ways to share our harm reduction messaging and to extend the reach of that message- all while staying true to our roots.
If you or the people you work with feel you'd like to submit a story, news article, information or education please send us an email at . Also if you are an artist or photographer and you'd like to submit your work for publication, please send a high resolution copy or scan to .
HOW CAN I GET MY HANDS ON IT?
We aim to publish quarterly and if you are an HRVic member,
we will send you hard copy magsazines straight to your doorstep or
you can download a digital version from here.
Alternatively you can pick WHACK up at one of our
organisational member services or centres.
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BACK ISSUE LIBRARY
The library of magazines you see before you represents the vast body of work that HRVic’s dedicated workers & volunteers have created over the last three decades. Back issues of the magazine are provided in digital form for ease of access & in order to spread the harm reduction message as widely as possible.
To use, just click on the cover of the issue you wish to view & it will download as a virtual magazine. We have endeavored – through much trial and error – to keep the size of each issue as small as possible, while keeping the resolution sharp. I
We are in the process of linking each magazine with the PDF for your downloading convenience. Please bare with us while we get them all loaded for you.
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WHACK© Issue 39 (2019)
WHACK© Issue 38 (2018)
WHACK Issue 37 (2018)
WHACK Issue 36 (2017)
WHACK 35 Parliamentary Enquiry Edition (2017)
WHACK Issue 33- Family Edition
WHACK Issue 32- 2014 AIDS Conference Edition
WHACK Issue 31
WHACK Issue 30
WHACK Issue 29
WHACK Issue 28
WHACK Issue 27
WHACK Issue 26
WHACK Issue 25
WHACK Issue 24
WHACK Issue 23
WHACK Issue 22
WHACK Issue 21
WHACK Issue 20
WHACK Issue 19
WHACK Issue 18
WHACK Issue 17
WHACK Issue 16
WHACK Issue 15
WHACK Issue 14B- Interim Edition
WHACK Issue 14A
WHACK Issue 13
WHACK Issue 12
WHACK Issue 11
WHACK ISSUE 10
WHACK ISSUE 9
WHACK ISSUE 8
WHACK ISSUE 7
WHACK magazine ISSUE 6
VIVAIDS becomes WHACK magazine ISSUE 5 (1997)
VIVAIDS/WHACK ISSUE 4
VIVAIDS/WHACK ISSUE 3 BBV Edition (1997)
Vivaids/HRVic VIVAIDS/WHACK ISSUE 2 Women's Edition
VIVAIDS/WHACK Issue 1 (1997)
Vivaids/HRVic NEW Mainline ISSUE 06
Vivaids/HRVic NEW Mainline ISSUE 05
Vivaids/HRVic NEW Mainline ISSUE 04
Vivaids/HRVic NEW Mainline ISSUE 03
Vivaids/HRVic NEW Mainline ISSUE 02
Vivaids/HRVic NEW Mainline ISSUE 01
Vivaids/HRVic Mainline ISSUE 4
Vivaids/HRVic Mainline ISSUE 3
Vivaids/HRVic Mainline ISSUE 2
Vivaids/HRVic Mainline ISSUE 1 (1989)