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We are a fiercely proud community organisation. For our entire history, the work of ACON has been designed by and for our communities.
Established in 1985, our early years were defined by community coming together to respond to the HIV/AIDS epidemic in NSW, and we remain committed to ending HIV for everyone in our communities. We do this by delivering campaigns and programs to eliminate new HIV transmissions. Supporting people living with HIV to live healthy and connected lives remains core to our work.
As we have grown, we have been proud to work with a diverse range of people to ensure their voice and health needs are represented in the work we do.
We create opportunities for people in our communities to live their healthiest lives.
We strive to be a global leader in community health, inclusion and HIV responses for people of diverse sexualities and genders.
Our head office is in Sydney and we also have offices in regional centres across New South Wales. We provide our services and programs locally, state-wide and nationally.
Our primary funder is the NSW Government through the NSW Ministry of Health.
How ACON works
ACON has a strong international reputation and has developed considerable expertise in community mobilisation, social marketing, online engagement strategies, peer education, partnership, and policy and advocacy.
We help people living with HIV take control of their health, as well as the health of their partners, by providing up-to-date information and programs such as support services and workshops, counselling and home-based care.
We help our communities take control of their health so they can look after themselves as well as their partners, family and friends. We offer a range of services including sexual health, mental health, alcohol and drugs, safety and inclusion, domestic and family violence and ageing.
We have continued to evolve as an organisation, developing significant new programs and services to meet the needs of our community, especially in the areas of training, capacity building, cancer prevention, and clinical testing and screening services.