On 27 March ASHM announced the formation of the Taskforce on BBVs, Sexual Health and COVID-19. Below you can find its structure and terms of reference:


ASHM Status

ASHM is closely monitoring and considering the potential impact of COVID-19 on our staff, stakeholders and our scheduled activities and events.

The safety and wellbeing of our staff, colleagues and the community is paramount, and this will shape any changes to our planning for courses, conferences and other events.

We also appreciate the additional strain being felt by the healthcare sector at all levels and are factoring this into our decisions accordingly

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Updates will be posted regularly on this page our social media channels, website and routine communications from our staff team.

ASHM, AFAO and NAPWHA have collaborated on a community based resource:  Making sense of COVID-19 – LGBTIQ and HIV Communities which may be useful for answering common questions.

A range of other recommended resources can be found below. 

This page was last updated on 3 April 2020.

COVID-19 BBV and STI Sector Briefing | Webinar

ASHM Impacts

Domestic Events
We are assessing our upcoming courses and, where applicable, changing them to webinar formats.

For up to date course details visit https://www.ashm.org.au/training/.




Email: education@ashm.org.au

International Events
We have halted all international travel, and all face to face events have been postponed. We are investigating alternative delivery methods where possible.





Email: international@ashm.org.au

The 12th Australasian Viral Hepatitis Conference that was scheduled for 16 – 18 August 2020 in Brisbane has been postponed to early 2021.

There are no changes to advise regarding other conferences at this time, though watch this space.


Email:  conference@ashm.org.au



Recommended Resources


ASHM, AFAO & NAPWHA Patient Resource
State and Territory Health Authorities
International Travel Advice
Other Resources
COVID-19 Crisis: Harm Reduction Resources for People who Use Drugs - International Network of People who Use Drugs
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