A​SHM recognises the vital role that nurses play in the testing, diagnosis, treatment and care of those at risk of and living with HIV, viral hepatitis and STIs

ASHM’s Nursing Program supports the role of nurses working in HIV, viral hepatitis and sexually transmissible infections.

We collaborate with key partners and stakeholders across the sector to support nurses.

ASHM is committed to expanding the scope of practice for nurses in the sector.

We do this by providing a range of nursing education and supporting affiliated organisations to develop competency standards and guidelines​ which assist to define the role of the nurse.

All nurses are invited to become ASHM Members.

In 2017, ASHM enters relationship with The Journal for Virus Eradication and their affliliate publication HIV Nursing Journal.  ASHM encourage our ASHM Nurse members to increase the Journal's readership, which will help to support this open-access publication that is free of charge to authors.

Aims of the Nursing Program

The aim of the nursing program is to strengthen the role of nurses working in HIV, viral hepatitis and STIs. ASHM achieves this aim by providing relevant resources, education and training tailored to the needs of nurses in conjunction with key stakeholders across the sector.

ASHM also supports nursing organisations within the sector to develop, deliver and evaluate education on blood-borne viruses and STIs and to advocate for the role of nurses in HIV, viral hepatitis and STIs.

ASHM is working to expand the scope of practice for nurses in the sector, by supporting the development of competency standards and guidelines, which assist to define the role of the nurse.

ASHM actively seeks out opportunities to provide nursing input into national committees and policy discussions through the nursing program.  Nursing members of ASHM are also consulted around discussions of the Nursing Program's strategic direction and priorities.


Professional Support

All nurses are invited to become ASHM Members

Nurses who are existing members of the following professional nursing associations are eligible to receive ASHM membership benefits, free of charge, by becoming an Affiliate Member of ASHM:

  • Australasian Hepatology Association (AHA)​
  • Australian Primary Health Care Nurses Association (APNA)
  • Australasian Sexual Health and HIV Nurses Associa​tion (ASHHNA)
  • ANZANAC HIV Nurses Special Inte​rest Group of the ANMF​


Practical Guidelines and Frameworks to Support Practice

HIV & Sexual Health

Viral Hepatitis and Liver Disease