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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.

To find out more information about ASHA visit the website

The Australasian Sexual Health Alliance auspiced its first Australasian Sexual Health Conference in 2013 in Darwin.  Prior to this the conference had been run by the Australasian Chapter of Sexual Health Medicine (AChSHM) who are still a key collaborator of the conference. 

The Australasian Sexual Health Alliance seeks to use the Australasian Sexual Health Conference to achieve its purpose of acknowledging and building on the specific expertise of sector partners in our common aims of improving national and local responses to sexual health in Australasia, in supporting and collaborating with close neighbouring countries to achieve these objectives.

In 2018, the Australasian Sexual Health Alliance co-hosted its annual sexual health congress jointly with the International Union for Sexually Transmitted Infections–Asia Pacific, the NZ Sexual Health Society under the banner of the IUSTI Asia Pacific Sexual Health Congress (IUSTIAP18) held in 1 - 3 November 2018, Auckland NZ:


A report of key learnings with policy makers, health professionals, and community reviewed from the 2018 conference is available

Download a copy:  2018 IUSTI Asia Pacific Sexual Health Congress Report   |   View it as an Online Publication

Visit the 2018 IUSTI Asia Pacific Sexual Health Congress website


Download a copy:  2017 Australasian Sexual Health Conference Report   |   View it as an Online Publication

Visit the 2017 Australasian Sexual Health Conference website


Download a copy:  2016 Australasian Sexual Health Conference Report

Visit the 2016 Australasian Sexual Health Conference website


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2018 Auckland Handbook Abstracts Program Key Findings Report Recordings 443
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Media Coverage


​2015 ​Brisbane Handbook Abstracts​​ Program Presentations



​2014 ​Sydney Handbook ​​Abstracts ​​Program​ Presentations​



​2013 ​Darwin Handbook ​​Abstracts Program



​2011 ​Canberra Handbook Abstracts Program



​2010 ​Sydney Handbook Abstracts ​​​​Program 



​2009 ​Brisbane Handbook Abstracts Program 



​2008 ​​Perth​ Handbook Abstracts ​​​​Program 



​2007 ​Gold Coast Handbook Abstracts Program 





​​Note: In 2015 the conference was incorporated into the World STI & HIV Congress and in 2012 and 2018 into the IUSTI ​Congress

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