ASHA is a trusted source of information on sexual health

We are dedicated to the prevention of sexually transmitted infections through information and support services and public policy activities. Our work is focused around three important areas—education, collaboration, and advocacy.

Our Focus


People around the world turn to ASHA for clear, non-biased information on sexual and reproductive health. We provide information for the public, continuing education programs for healthcare providers, and work with a wide range of media outlets to promote positive coverage of sexual health topics.

Build Alliances

We work with a number of national organizations and that share our goals of promoting sexual health issues in order to strengthen advocacy for sexual health promotion. ASHA is a key member of such entities as the National Sexual Health Coalition, the North American Federation of Sexual Health Organizations, and Cervical Cancer Free America.


ASHA works to secure sound policy responses to the STI epidemic through efforts with policymakers and national organizations. We work in coalition with organizations in family planning, HIV, and women’s health, as well as organizations representing people of color and faith-based groups to keep STIs on the forefront of the policy agenda.

Working with ASHA

ASHA is well positioned meet the needs of any organization requiring assistance in handling health communications inquiries and response, information and referral services, clinical trial support, research and evaluation, technical assistance and consulting, or other needs.

ASHA has extensive experience providing health information services to the general public and to healthcare providers. We have operated the CDC National STD and AIDS Hotlines, CDC National Immunization Information Hotline, the North Carolina Family Health Resource Line, the National HPV and Cervical Cancer Prevention Hotline, the National Herpes Hotline, and the BrdzNBz Text line.

Some of clients include:

  • National Institutes of Health
  • National Opinion Research Center at the
  • University of Chicago
  • University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill
  • Research Triangle Institute
  • GlaxoSmithKline
  • Merck & Co., Inc.
  • Novartis
  • State of Texas
  • United Way of North Carolina
If you are interested in working with ASHA, please contact us to find out what we can do for you.