Brian, Summer, Karen B, Bernie,
Karen L, Courtney, Mazzie, and Maudie (front)
Sexual Health and HIV, Gold Coast, QLD




Endorsement Policy

ASHHNA offers endorsement to organisations who develop courses and training materials for the specialities. To apply for endorsement please see our Endorsement Policy.

Research Promotion

ASHHNA is able to promote your research project to our members. To apply to have your research promoted please see our Research Promotion Guide.

ASHHNA Standards

The 2nd edition of the ASHHNA Competency Standards for sexual and reproductive health and HIV nurses were launched at the Australasian Sexual Health Conference, Canberra 2011.

The Competency Standards provide a comprehensive guide to speciality nursing practice for Registered Nurses and Advanced Registered Nurses working in sexual health, reproductive health and HIV nursing outpatient care settings.

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ASHHNA Sub-branches

Each state and territory is able to organise their own sub-branch to discuss issues relevant to their jurisdiction. There are currently no sub-branches, however if you would like to start one, please contact ASHHNA.

ASHHNA Social Media Rules 2016



Australian New Zealand Association of Nurses in AIDS Care—anzanac

Royal College of Nursing UK  Sexual health | Public Health | Royal College of Nursing (

Association of Nurses in AIDS Care

The Australian Women’s Health Nurse Association


Australian STI Management Guidelines for use in Primary Care

 Sexually Transmissible Infections Program Unit (STIPU)

STIPU provides statewide leadership in health promotion and service development in NSW. The STIPU website contains:

  • State-wide Standard Operating Procedures Manual (SOP)
  • Nurse Administration of STI Treatment Protocols (Nurse Medication Protocols)
  • Competency standards
  • Information for nurses working in GP and primary care settings
  • Health promotion materials: Take Blaktion
  • Information on how to access innovative technology such as dry blood spot testing for HIV and Hepatitis C

Melbourne Sexual Health Centre: Health Professional

Australasian Sexual Health Alliance

Sexual Health and Family Planning Australia

Ever thought of volunteering?

Contact the AIDS Council in your state or territory to see what volunteering opportunities are available.