About ASHM

Our purpose

The Australasian Society for HIV, Viral Hepatitis, and Sexual Health Medicine (ASHM) is a peak organisation of health professionals in Australia and New Zealand who work in HIV, viral hepatitis and sexually transmissible infections (STIs). ASHM draws on its experience and expertise to support the health workforce and to contribute to the sector, domestically and internationally.

Who we are

ASHM is a professional, not-for-profit, member-based organisation. It supports its members, sector partners and collaborators to generate knowledge and action in clinical management and research, education, policy and advocacy in Australasia and internationally.


ASHM develops a comprehensive range of practical resources to support the HIV, viral hepatitis and STI workforce, as well as a series of profession-based booklets for allied health workers and other professionals who may come into contact with BBVs and STIs.  ASHM works collaboratively with sector partners in the development, publication and promulgation of resources. See www.ashm.org.au/resources


ASHM’s HIV, viral hepatitis and STI education and training are developed and delivered by healthcare professionals, experienced trainers and people living with blood-borne viruses, from introductory to advanced levels. ASHM is a Registered Training Organisation (RTO).

Our education programs include:

  • Face-to-face training, offered in metro, regional and remote locations. See our training calendar.
  • Content designed to meet the specific needs of healthcare professionals based on their location and patients
  • Community s100 Prescriber Accreditation
  • Online learning modules and webinars, accessible from anywhere with an internet connection.

ASHM can tailor courses to meet your specific training and education needs. For more information, contact [email protected]