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ACON works towards HIV (human immunodeficiency viruses) prevention,  support and lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) health. Established in 1985. #ACON work to end  transmission among gay men and men who have sex with  men. They promote the lifelong health of LGBTI people and people with HIV. NSW is Australia’s most populous state, Therefore it has: The largest number of people living with HIV (around 12,000). Australia’s largest LGBTI community (estimated at 500,000). ACON head office is in Sydney. There are offices in key regional locations and we provide services throughout NSW. Therefore the NSW Ministry of Health primarily Funds ACON.

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Sydney’s dark history of gay hate murders revealed in report

A review of 88 suspicious deaths in Sydney over three decades has found that 27 men were likely to have been the victims of gay hate crimes. Strike Force Parrabell was established in 2015 to review 88 deaths between 1976 and 2000 which researchers highlighted as having potential gay-hate bias motivation or connection with the …

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Tributes Flow For Pioneering Australian HIV Researcher Professor David Cooper

LGBTIQ health advocates are mourning the death of pioneering HIV researcher and Kirby Institute director Professor David Cooper. Credited with diagnosing some of the first cases of HIV in Australia, Professor Cooper passed away at age 69 on Sunday after a short illness. He was appointed the inaugural director of the Kirby Institute – then …

NSW Government Announces $500,000 For LGBTI Suicide Prevention

The New South Wales Government has announced $500,000 in new funding to support suicide prevention programs and support services in Sydney’s LGBTI community. The NSW Government has established a Suicide Prevention Fund of $8 million over four years as part of the state’s 2016/17 Budget, which aims to support non-government and community-based organisations to improve …

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Giant erection spreads HIV safety message in Sydney

A giant erection in the form of a condom will cover one of Sydney’s landmarks for the next seven days. The giant erection is part of a bold new HIV prevention campaign. The giant hot pink condom will sheath the heritage-listed Hyde Park Obelisk. The obelisk stands at the intersection of Elizabeth St and Bathurst …

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