The Australian STI Management Guidelines for Use in Primary Care were developed under the auspice of the Australasian Sexual and Reproductive Health Alliance (ASRHA) and are managed by the Australasian Society for HIV, Viral Hepatitis and Sexual Health Medicine (ASHM).

The Guidelines are an online resource for primary care health professionals. They provide concise information to support the prevention, testing, diagnosis, management and treatment of sexually transmissible infections (STIs) for adults and adolescents and are frequently cited and referenced by other guidelines.  

The Guidelines have been developed and updated using evidence-based surveillance, research and practice data. The content has been written by a variety of clinical and non-clinical experts and assessed for appropriateness of recommendations for key affected populations, as well as organisational and jurisdictional acceptability.  

When citing the Australian STI Management Guidelines for use in Primary Care in a publication, please reference this paper: https://www.publish.csiro.au/SH/SH22134



A major review of the Guidelines was undertaken in 2020-2022, overseen by the Steering and Reference Committees. All committee members were required to declare significant relationships and associations in line with ASHM's Conflict of Interest policy.

Steering Committee

Chair: Dr Nicholas Medland, Sexual Health Physician (Representing ASHM Board, Sexual Health National Advisory Group)

Dr Vincent Cornelisse, Sexual Health Physician

A/Prof Dr Jason Ong, Sexual Health Physician (Representing ASHM Sexual Health National Advisory Group)

Penny Kenchington, Nurse Practitioner (Representing ACNP)

Dr Christopher Bourne, Sexual Health Physician (Representing BBVSS NSW)

Dr Judith Dean, Senior Research Fellow (Representing ASHA)

Dr Sally Murray, Sexual Health Physician

Dr Amy Moten, General Practitioner (Representing RACGP)

Jessica Michaels, Director of Programs (Representing ASHM Sexual Health Program)

Dr Nathan Ryder, Sexual Health Physician & Researcher (Representing RACP AChSHM)


Reference Committee

Organisational Representatives  

Shannon Woodward, Australasian Sexual Health and HIV Nurses Association (ASHHNA) 

Anna Pierce, Australasian Society for Infectious Diseases (ASID) 

Joanne Perks, Australian Primary Health Care Nurses Association (APNA) 

Lauren Bradley, Australian Injecting and Illicit Drug Users League (AIVL) 

Brent Mackie, Australian Federation of AIDS Organisations (AFAO) 

Teddy Cook, ACON Trans & Gender Diverse Health Equity Program 

Fiona Bisshop, Australian Professional Association for Trans Health (AusPATH) 

Kathleen McNamee, Family Planning Alliance Australia (FPAA) 

Eleanor Freedman, Forensic and Medical Sexual Assault Clinicians Australia (FAMSACA) 

John Didlick, Hepatitis Australia 

Catriona Melville, MSI Australia 

Jules Kim, Scarlet Alliance  

Toby Vickers, Sexual Health and Surveillance Program, Kirby Institute 

Natali Smud, The Multicultural HIV and Hepatitis Service (MHAHS) 

Andrew Webster, The National Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation (NACCHO) 

Daniel Reeders, The National Association of People with HIV Australia (NAPWHA) 

Kirsten Black, The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RANZCOG) 




Prof Peter Aggleton, Sociologist and Educationalist

A/Prof Catherine O’Connor, Sexual Health Physician

Dr Belinda Wozencroft, General Practitioner

Rebecca Houghton, Nursing Unit Manger

Dr Lewis Marshall, Sexual Health Physician

Eloise Williams, Microbiology Registrar

Prof Meridith Temple-Smith, Sexual and Reproductive Health Researcher

Dr Darren Russell, Sexual Health Physician

Prof David Templeton, Sexual Health Physician

Dr Manoji Gunathilake, Sexual Health Physician

Dr Anna McNulty, Sexual Health Physician

Katie Edmondson, Clinical Nurse Consultant/Midwife

Joanne Leamy, Clinical Nurse Consultant

Anne Roseman, Sexual Health and BBV Coordinator



Dr Mahesh Ratnayake, Sexual Health Physician (Representing BBVSS SA)

Dr Donna Mak, Public Health Physician (Representing BBVSS WA)

Megan Howitt, Director Sexual Health and Blood Borne Viruses (Representing BBVSS NT)

Michael West, Manager – Sexual Health and Viral Hepatitis (Representing BBVSS VIC)

Heather O’Donnell, Lead for STI Policy (Representing BBVSS VIC)

Stuart Manoj-Margison, Director – Blood Borne Viruses, Sexually Transmissible Infections, and Torres Strait Health Policy Section (Representing BBVSS Commonwealth)

Dr Jessica Rotty, Physician (CDNA)


ASHM Staff

Courtney Gibbs, Program Manager

Sarah Maunsell, Program Manager

Tyler Davis, Project Officer

Molly Stannard, Project Officer