STI Strategies

National and international strategies set high level direction and guide the response to STIs.


Third National STI Strategy

The third National STI Strategy 2014-2017 is one of five strategies aiming to reduce sexually transmissible infections (STI) and blood borne viruses (BBV), and the morbidity, mortality and personal and social impacts they cause. (Author: Department of Health, Australian Government)


NSW STI Strategy 2016-2020

Describes how the public health system will work with general practitioners, non- government organisations, community organisations, researchers and affected communities to form a coordinated response to the STI epidemic in NSW. (Author: NSW Ministry of Health)


Queensland Sexual Health Strategy 2016–2021

This Strategy has been developed by the Department of Health in collaboration and consultation with stakeholders. The Strategy aim is to help improve the sexual and reproductive health of all Queenslanders by addressing a broad range of sexual and reproductive health issues including health promotion, prevention, clinical service provision and community education.  (Author: Queensland Health)


South Australian STI Implementation Plan 2016-2018

South Australia’s plan for addressing the Third National Sexually Transmissible Infections Strategy 2014-2017 and the Fourth National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Blood Borne Virus and Sexually Transmissible Infections Strategy 2014-2017. (Author: Department for Health and Ageing, SA Health)


WA STI Strategy 2015-2018

The goals of the WA Sexually Transmitted Infections (STI) Strategy 2015–2018 are to reduce the transmission of, and morbidity and mortality caused by STIs, and to minimise the personal and social impact of the infections. (Author: WA Dept of Health)


Global health sector strategy on viral hepatitis 2016-2021

The strategy positions the health sector response to sexually transmitted infection epidemics as critical to the achievement of universal health coverage – one of the key health targets of the Sustainable Development Goals identified in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. (Author: World Health Organisation)


STI Policies

ASHM has an active program of policy development. We provide feedback on, and contribute to, policy reviews in the sector. We also develop position statements, which reflect our policy opinion on a number of clinical and non-clinical issues. 

Clinical Guidelines and Policies are provided below. These are updated regularly, but if there are any Clinical Policies or Guidelines which you think should be added below, please contact us.​​​​


National Testing Policy

​Hosted on the National Testing Policies outlines current best practice for health professionals ordering and interpreting serology.​