About ASHA

The Australasian Sexual Health Alliance (ASHA) is a group of partner organisations established to improve national and local responses to sexual health issues, via a multidisciplinary support network for the sexual health workforce. It aims to strengthen bonds between specialists, GPs, nurses, researchers and other key contributors to the sexual health sector, through collaboration in sexual health education, training, policy-making and research.

ASHA was formed as a committee under s51 of the constitution of the Australasian Society for HIV, Viral Hepatitis and Sexual Health Medicine (ASHM). ASHM provides much of ASHA’s infrastructure including the provision of secretariat, technical support, annual conference facilitation, and funding support. The committee of ASHA provides the guidance upon which ASHM acts in relation to policy, educational and resource based support for the sexual health workforce.

For more information on the formation and governance of ASHA please see the Establishment Document.


Upcoming Transgender Health workshop in Brisbane (10th and 11th of February 2018) – Best Practice in Transgender Health: ​A Workshop for GP’s, Health Care Providers, Trans Individuals & Parents

Workshop run by IRIS Education CLICK HERE for more information and to register. 

Now Available – 2017 Australasian Sexual Health Conference Key Learnings Report

A report of key learnings with policy makers, health professionals, and community reviewed from the 2017 conference is available. Download a copy: Key Learnings Report  |  View as online Magazine

Tuesday 28 November

CAREER OPPORTUNITY – Research Assocaite, Post Doctoral Fellow at The Kirby Institute for Infection and Immunity in Society, UNSW Medicine. This position will contribute to the conceptualisation, design and implementation of epidemiological and public health research projects. In particular, this position will be involved with the direction, management and application of a large national database used to monitor blood borne viruses and sexually transmissible infections across Australia. CLICK HERE for more information and to apply.

Monday 20 November 2017
The Journal of Global Public Health has released an article by Peter Aggleton and Purnima Mane on Enabling positive change: Progress and setbacks in HIV and sexual and reproductive health and rights. Click here to read the full article.

Thursday 9 November 2017
2018 Sexual Health conference announcement – 2018 IUSTI AP Congress will be a joint meeting between the International Union for Sexually Transmitted Infections –Asia Pacific, the NZ Sexual Health Society and the Australasian Sexual Health Alliance and will be held in Auckland, Aotearoa New Zealand 1-3 November 2018. For more information please see the conference website.

October 2017
New blog post! Zac Cannell and Sean Miller from SHINE SA talk about transgender health in South Australia on the ASHA blog – The Efficacy of community leadership: Trans Health South Australia – a community resource, by the community. CLICK HERE to read the full blog.

Wednesday 7 June 2017
The wrap-up report for the 2016 Australasian Sexual Health Conference in now available. Click here to view the detailed report. For further information on the 2016 or 2017 Australasian Sexual Health Conference, please contact the ASHA Secretariat at AustralasianSexualHealthAlliance@ashm.org.au.

Tuesday 6 June 2017
Online registrations are now open for the 2017 Australasian Sexual Health Conference. Register before Sunday, 3 September and save $100. Click here to see the program overview and click here to register. We look forward to seeing you in Canberra, ACT from Tuesday, 7 November – Thursday, 9 November 2017.

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