About ASHM

Our Purpose

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

Who are we

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, research, education, policy and advocacy in Australasia and internationally. It is committed to quality improvement and its products and services will be sought after by governments, members, health care workers and affected people. ASHM's dedicated membership, high-calibre staff and commitment to partnership will assure its effectiveness in achieving its mission. ASHM is not religiously or politically affiliated.

How we work

ASHM works collaboratively and in partnership to prevent HIV, viral hepatitis and sexually transmissible infections and to preserve and protect the health of those living with these infections. It aims to function as a cohesive and inclusive group of professionals advancing its vision in a skilled, informed, compassionate and appropriate way.

Our values

ASHM is committed to the principles of the Ottawa charter for health promotion and Jakarta declaration on leading health promotion into the 21st century, as well as the highest standards of ethical conduct as practised by the medical, scientific and health care professions.

ASHM is committed to continual quality improvement and working in ways that:

  • support collaboration, partnership and cooperation
  • reflect best practice in management and service delivery
  • are informed by the latest scientific, clinical, health and policy research
  • maintain transparency, industrial fairness and democratic decision-making
  • strengthen ties with infected and affected populations
  • respect cultural differences and diversity
  • respect privacy and confidentiality, and
  • redress social inequities.

ASHM is a signatory to the Code of Conduct for Australian aid and development agencies, which is administered by the Australian Council for International Development (ACFID). A copy of the code is available at:

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