ASHM Covid-19 Taskforce on HIV, Viral Hepatitis and Sexual Health


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ASHM’s Taskforce on BBVs, Sexual Health and COVID-19 was established on 20 March 2020. It provides a timely opportunity for the BBV and sexual health sectors to discuss the scientific, clinical, BBV and sexual health service delivery and social implications of COVID-19, and provides consistent and evidence-based messaging to the health workforce, sector partners and community.

Below you can find the various outputs of the taskforce, information about its structure and membership and links to ASHM and external resources in the context of COVID-19. If you want to provide feedback or have any questions regarding the Taskforce please email

Latest Guidance from the Taskforce & Regional Advisory Group

13 July 2022
Winter Update on how to optimise the treatment and prevention of COVID-19 in people living with HIV and/or viral hepatitis – Prepared by A/Prof. Dr E Wright

11 July 2022
FAQs for clinicians about covid-19 vaccines and people living with Hepatitis B/Hepatitis C-related chronic liver disease

11 July 2022
FAQs for clinicians about covid-19 vaccines and people living with HIVASHM COVID-19 Taskforce interim recommendations

19 September 2021
Regional Advisory Group
Principles regarding the Prioritisation of COVID-19 vaccines for People Living with HIV and their service providers

Dr. Adam Jenney Alfred Hospital – Infectious Disease Unit Incorporating the Victorian HIV Service
Mr. Adrian Booth O’Brien Street Practice
Ms. Alison Coelho Centre for Culture, Ethnicity & Health (CEH)
Ms. Alison Cowell Positive Central
Ms. Allison Duncan The Alfred Hospital – Pharmacy Department
Prof. Andrew Grulich The Kirby Institute
Prof. Andrew Lloyd The Kirby Institute
Dr. Anne Balcombe GP Liver Clinic, Prince St Medical Centre
Dr. Anne Drake St Vincent’s Hospital
Dr. Anne Robertson MidCentral Health
Dr. Belinda Wozencroft View Street Medical
Prof. Benjamin Cowie The Peter Doherty Institute for Infection and Immunity
Mr. Bradley Whitton Department of Gastroenterology, St Vincent’s Hospital, Melbourne
Mr. Brian Price Alfred Hospital – Infectious Diseases Clinic
Mr. Bruce Hamish Bowden The Albion Centre
Prof. Carla Treloar Centre for Social Research in Health (formerly NCHSR)
Ms. Carlie Tove Hepatitis Australia
Ms. Catherine Hanigan Australian College of Mental Health Nurses
Dr. Catriona Wewel Marie Stopes Australia
Prof. Charles Gilks Centre for Culture, Ethnicity & Health (CEH)
Dr. Christopher Lemoh Monash Health
Dr. Christopher (Kit) Fairley Melbourne Sexual Health Centre
Ms. Claire Baekema Pharmacy Guild of Australia
Mr. Darren Russell Cairns Sexual Health Service
Dr. David Baker East Sydney Doctors
Dr. David Iser St Vincent’s Hospital – Melbourne
Ms. Donna Tilley Western Sydney Sexual Health Centre
Ms. Deena Murphy Kirby Institute, UNSW, Alfred Health
Dr. Deborah Bateson Family Planning NSW
Dr. Denise Cummins Redfern Health Centre
A/Prof. Edwina Wright Alfred Hospital – Infectious Disease Unit Incorporating the Victorian HIV Service
Dr. Elizabeth Crock Bolton Clarke
Ms. Gabrielle Bennett St Vincent Hospital Melbourne
Prof. Gail Matthews The Kirby Institute
Dr. Graham Brown Australian Research Centre in Sex Health and Society, La Trobe University
Prof. Greg Dore The Kirby Institute
Dr. Jack Wallace Burnet Institute
Ms. Jacqui Richmond EC Australia, Workforce Development and Health Service Delivery
Dr. James McMahon Alfred Hospital – Infectious Disease Unit Incorporating the Victorian HIV Service
Ms. Jana Van Der Jagt Mid North Coast LHD
Ms. Jen Johnson La Trobe University
Prof. Jenny Hoy Monash University
Dr. Jessica Howell Burnet Institute and St Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne
Mr. John Rule National Association of People with HIV Australia (NAPWHA)
Mr. Joseph Doyle Burnet Institute for Medical Research and Public Health Limited
Ms. Jules Kim Scarlet Alliance, Australian Sex Workers Association
Dr. Julia Scott Cube Street Sexual Health
Dr. Julian Elliott The Alfred
Ms. Justine Doidge (JD) Hepatitis NSW
Adj Assoc Prof. Kate Cherry Monash University
Ms. Katherine Coote The Albion Centre
A/Prof. Kathy Petoumenos The Kirby Institute
Mr. Kevin Marriott Hepatitis Australia
Mr. Kurt Andersson-Noorgard Redfern Health Centre
Ms. Lauren Bradley Australian Injecting & Illicit Drug Users League (AIVL)
Ms. Lauren Foy Bobby Goldsmith Foundation
Ms. Leanne Myers Peer Based Harm Reduction WA
Ms. Lisa Bastian Department of Health WA – Sexual Health and Blood-borne Virus Program
Prof. Lisa Maher The Kirby Institute
Prof. Margaret Hellard Burnet Institute for Medical Research and Public Health Limited
Dr. Mark Bloch Holdsworth House Medical Practice
Prof. Mark Stoove Burnet Institute for Medical Research and Public Health Limited
Ms. Marianne Black The Ethnic Communities Council of Queensland
Mr. Martin Shiera Western Sydney Sexual Health Centre
Dr. Martyn French University of Western Australia
Ms. Megan MacGinley Bobby Goldsmith Foundation
Ms. Melanie Walker Australian Injecting & Illicit Drug Users League (AIVL)
Ms. Melissa Cromarty APNA
Dr. Michelle Giles The Alfred
Dr. Michelle Tobin The Anwernekenhe National HIV Alliance (ANA)
Ms. Michelle Smith NAPWHA
Ms. Nafisa Yusuf WHO Collaborating Centre for Viral Hepatitis Victorian Infectious Diseases Reference Laboratory, The Peter Doherty Institute
Ms. Natasha Miliotis Family Planning Alliance Australia (FPAA)/SHINE SA
Dr. Nick Medland The Kirby Institute
Dr. Nicole Allard Cohealth (Paisley St)
Dr. Olga Vujovic The Alfred
Ms. Penny Kenchington Townsville Sexual Health Clinic
Ms. Ruth Hennessy The Albion Centre
Ms. Sally Watkinson Infectious Diseases Service Melbourne Health
Ms. Sandy Davidson Hepatitis NSW
Ms Shannon Woodward Canberra Sexual Health Centre and ASHHNA
Prof. Sharon Lewin Peter Doherty Institute
Dr. Shirazee Bulsara The Albion Centre
Dr. Stephen Bell The Kirby Institute
Prof. Tammy Meyers University of New South Wales (UNSW)
Dr. Thao Lam Westmead Hospital
Dr. Thomas Rasmussen Melbourne University
Ms. Tiffany Tran Albion Centre/Ankali
Dr. Tony Rahman Queensland Health
Mr. Vihung Kapadia Kapadia Amcal Pharmacy
Dr. Vincent Cornelisse Kirketon Road Centre
Mr. William Hooke Sexual & Reproductive Health Palm Island, Queensland
Ms. Zihong Gu Ethnic Communities Council of QLD
ASHM Core Team
Mr. Alexis Apostolellis CEO
Mr. Scott McGill Deputy CEO
Ms. Karen Seager Resources Special Projects Manager
Ms. Bianca Leber Project Officer
Mr. Ben Riley Media and Public Affairs Manager
Mr. Josh Cole Communications and Marketing

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