Did you know that over 12,000 people in NSW live with HIV? Or that one women is killed per week on average in Australia? ACON is Australia’s largest HIV and sexuality/gender diversity health organization, which strives to eliminate the transmission of HIV, amongst valuable work for other health while supporting those impacted by it. Their cause spans across a variety of health and social issues, leading the focus of their work towards community health, inclusion and HIV responses aimed at people of diverse sexualities and genders.
Established in 1985 as the AIDS Council of NSW, ACON works to end HIV transmission among gay and homosexually active men, and promote the lifelong health of LGBTQ people and people with HIV. Advances in HIV testing and treatments mean we can end HIV transmission in NSW by 2020, but only if gay men test more, treat early and stay safe.
ACON is here to provide support for gay men and ensure their health is protected. They do this through promoting education campaigns, running LGBTQ health workshops, providing a range of support services and distributing hundreds of thousands of free condoms every year throughout NSW.
Over 500,000 LGBTQ people live in NSW and tens of thousands more visit every year. ACON helps LGBTQ people take control of their health and wellbeing. If you want to support their vital work, please visit their website to see how you can volunteer, donate, become a member, participate in research, attend workshops, and more! Just get in touch with them today! They have locations in Sydney, Northern Rivers, Hunter, Mid-North Coast, Blue Mountains, as well as Southern and Far West NSW. They also have also started a variety of brilliant programs and organizations, you can read about these on their website.